Mining in Ukraine – the SBU said that Russia may be involved

Since the beginning of 2022, Ukraine has recorded more than 300 false reports of alleged mining social facilities and critical infrastructure. The Security Service believes that the Russian Federation is involved in this.

This is stated in a post on website SBU on Friday, January 21. The institution noted that over the past year, about 1,100 such messages were received. According to the SBU, they are part of a hybrid war to increase pressure on Ukraine.

The goal of the Russian special services is to sow panic among Ukrainians and conditions for additional pressure. At the same time, Ukrainians themselves are used to report pseudo-mining.

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“According to preliminary information, the spread of pseudo-dominance involve citizens of Ukrainewho act out of hooligan motives or for entertainment,” the statement said.

Most of the messages, as law enforcement officers have established, come from persons located in the temporarily occupied territories of Donbass or in the territory of neighboring post-Soviet countries.

The department recalled: “anonymous terrorists” will were prosecuted under the following articles:

  • Part 1 Art. 259 (knowingly false report about a threat to the safety of citizens, destruction or damage to property). Punishable by imprisonment from 2 to 6 years, and for such a repeated call can be sentenced to a term from 4 to 8 years;

  • Part 1 Art. 258 (terrorist act) in the event of a threat to commit explosions and other actions that will endanger the life and health of people or cause other grave consequences, is punishable by imprisonment for a term from 5 to 10 years with confiscation of property, for repeated such manifestation – from 7 to 12 years with confiscation of property.

As reported by OBOZREVATEL:

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