During the briefing in Lugansk Information Center on September 28th, a militiaman of People’s Militia of Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) Sergei Chimbur officially addressed the representatives of OSCE Special Monitoring Mission, asking to help bring back his wife and children forcibly held by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU).
The Head of the Public Relations Center of the LPR Ministry for State Security Evgenia Liubenko stressed that the Ministry registered “another crime committed by SBU, which continues to use brutal, cynical, and inhuman methods in their work.”
“These conclusions are supported by the testimonies of LPR militiaman Sergei Chimbur, whose family was subjected to the illegal acts, endangering the lives and health of the family members, by SBU,” she stressed.
Chimbur explained that in September of 2016 four men in uniform, SBU representatives, armed with assault rifles came to his wife, who was in Stanitsa Luganskaya village controlled by Kiev junta. The woman was threatened with death, SBU officers blackmailed the woman by saying that she would be killed and four children would be given to other people, in other words, adopted, if her husband would not come to the territory of Ukraine and surrender to Ukrainian authorities. When Chimbur refused to do so, four underage children were taken away from their mother until the court trial. SBU initiated the trial on charges of aiding “terrorists”. As a result of this trial, the spouses Chimbur were deprived of parental rights, and four underage children were taken to Belovodsky orphanage.
“I am officially addressing the OSCE Mission. My wife is threatened and blackmailed, my family is terrorized, my wife is accused of aiding ‘terrorists,’ ‘separatists’. I want my family to be officially protected. I want my children and family to move to Lugansk”, Chimbur claimed.
Chimbur stressed that his case is not an isolated incident and that the members of militiamen’s families, living on the territory controlled by the Ukrainian army, are attacked by SBU.