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Ukrainians Were Employed at Facilities of Russian Military-Industrial Complex

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The counterintelligence officers of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) exposed an illegal scheme of involvement of labour migrants from Ukraine by the Russian Federation. They wanted to employ Ukrainians at the facilities of the Russian military-industrial complex.

However, such employment contradicts the requirements of Art. 9 and 12 of the Law of Ukraine “On State Control over International Transfers of Military and Dual-Use Goods” and the decision of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine dated 27 August 2014 “On Measures to Improve the State Military-Technical Policy.”

The SSU operatives established that Ukrainian shipbuilding experts had been involved in the works within the orders of the Ministry of Defence and the Border Forces of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation.

According to the SSU, a former employee of one of the design bureaus, which is now part of the State Concern Ukroboronprom, was involved in the “scheme.” Having special professional training as a process engineer, he participated in the construction (ensuring the quality of production and providing technical assistance) of anti-sabotage boats for the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation and pontoons for the Russian Navy.

According to the results of the pre-trial investigation, he was served with notice of charges of a crime under Part 1 of Art. 333 (violation of the procedure for international transfers of goods subject to state export control) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The case files were submitted to court.

Natalia Tolub

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