The carrier from the Carpathian region told the SBU how the Russians tried to recruit him

the Russian FSB tried to recruit a resident of the Carpathian region, who worked as a private carrier before the full-scale war.

About this in Facebook SBU department in Ivano-Frankivsk region reports, Ukrinform reports.

“The counterintelligence of the SBU caught the Russian FSB in an attempt to recruit another resident of the Ivano-Frankivsk region. A local resident worked as a private carrier. Prior to the start of a full-scale invasion, he carried out passenger flights to the Russian Federation, ”the message says.

According to the SBU, in 2020, at the Russian checkpoint Troebortnoye, he was detained by officers of the FSB border service and accused of allegedly exceeding the border crossing limit.

“Under this far-fetched pretext, the man was taken to a separate room for a conversation. During the conversation, the FSB representative was interested in the socio-political situation in the western region of Ukraine, the attitude of local residents to the war in the east, and the readiness of citizens to participate in hostilities,” the SBU department notes.

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In addition, the representative fsb collected data of other carriers and citizens who use such services. I was interested in the ways of crossing the border outside the checkpoints. He also asked for compromising data on the workers serving the work of this section of the border.

For further contact, a representative of the enemy intelligence service scheduled the following meetings at the Troebortnoye checkpoint and took the carrier’s phone number. However, as noted, with the start of a full-scale invasion, the carrier realized the danger of contact with a representative of the enemy intelligence service.

“He informed the SBU about the details of communication at the border and that he did not commit actions to the detriment of Ukraine on the instructions of the Russians,” the SBU said.

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The Security Service of Ukraine calls on citizens not to succumb to pressure attempts by the aggressor state and recalls that the provision of assistance to a foreign state in conducting intelligence and subversive activities under martial law is punishable by fifteen years’ imprisonment or life imprisonment, with confiscation of property (part 2 of Art. .111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

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