A joint press-conference by the Human Rights Ombudsman Daria Morozova and a press officer of the DPR Ministry of State Security Mikhail Popov took place at the DPR Ministry of Information. The conference revealed the details of a provocation attempted by Ukrainian special services against certain DPR residents.
I was contacted by Mr Otvertkin Alexander Nikolaevich. He asked for protection of the rights of his relatives living in the territory temporary under control of Ukraine from representatives of Ukrainian law-enforcement agencies. Such actions by Ukrainian special services are illegal and inappropriate, although they are often observed.
With a view to preventing persecution and ensuring the safety of the applicant’s relatives, I have sent letters on the aforementioned matter to international organizations.
I’m going to keep a sharp eye on this situation. I want to remind you that earlier we have repeatedly recorded cases of the use of unlawful methods of influence on civilians by the security forces of Ukraine.