Officials of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU, Ukrainian: SBU) force drivers of passenger buses to secretly film the territory along the roads of their routes to the LPR and Russia, the Public Relations Center (PRC) of the LPR Ministry of Internal Affairs (Russian: MVD) said on June 22, the LuganskInformCenter reports.
“In the period from June 17 to 20, the LPR MVD hotline received reports from a number of persons living either in the LPR or in the part of the Republic temporarily occupied by the Ukrainian army. All the sources are employees of various transport companies; they work as intercity or international bus drivers operating on the territory controlled by Ukraine. The men reported that SBU officers have been approaching them at the end points of their routes, offering to cooperate. In particular, they were asked to install dashcams in the hidden places to continuously film when driving in the LPR and the Russian Federation. After returning to Ukraine, they would deliver the records to the SBU officers. The drivers would also have to submit written reports about everything they saw on their way,” the MVD of the Republic said.
Those drivers who refused were threatened with “problems” from local road police and border guards when crossing the border. They also received threats of criminal prosecution for “supporting separatism and funding terrorism”.
On February 17, 2017, the leaders of the DPR and the LPR, Igor Plotnitsky and Aleksandr Zakharchenko, approved a program of humanitarian aid to compatriots residing in the part of Donbass controlled by the Ukrainian authorities. According to the program, social and legal support is provided to residents of the Donbass territory occupied by the Ukrainian military.
As part of this humanitarian program, a 24/7 hotline has been launched in Lugansk to provide legal help to those who live on the Lugansk lands under Kiev’s control.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency