January 4, 2018 – FRN –
Released Ukrainian prisoners of war from certain areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, will be checked for possible recruitment by Russia into its agents.
This was reported by the head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Vasily Hrytsak.
On the question of whether the SBU will check the released Ukrainian hostages for possible recruitment by Russia, he replied: “Yes, of course, we will question them regarding the circumstances of their captivity. There is such a thing as a counter-intelligence survey, and we will definitely carry it otu. “
A counter-intelligence survey is conducted when the circumstances of the captivity are not fully understood.
“We are fully aware that physical and psychological pressure is being applied to our servicemen, and to all citizens of Ukraine who are or were in captivity, some of whom are recruited by Russia into agents,” he said.
On December 27 as part of the exchange of prisoners in the Donbass, the Ukrainian side was handed over 74 prisoners of war from the Donbass authorities.
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