Occupants put criminal "business" in Donbas on stream: where and how the inhumans in uniform failed
In the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, Russians and their accomplices launched a criminal conveyor belt some time ago, which brought them considerable profits. However, some of them have already experienced the law of karma and ended up in the basement, where they threw their victims.
Read more about this in the OBOZREVATEL article.
Destroyed by greed
An illustrative story was told by journalists of the Russian opposition Telegram channel "Caution, News". Last autumn, two occupation police officers detained Mykola, a resident of Antratsyt. The man was taken first to one department, then to another, where he was locked in an office, where five law enforcement officers beat him and exerted moral pressure, accusing him of collaborating with Ukrainian special services.
"The 'law enforcers' demanded that he pay them money, otherwise they would file a case against Mykola. The man agreed and handed them 3 million rubles (about 900 thousand UAH). "Colleagues of the security forces found out about the incident and in July, the police officers were detained," the Russian channel writes.
Among the arrested were Igor A., an anti-extremism operative, Levan Ts., head of the police department, Sergei M., deputy head of the department, Vitaly Y., head of the criminal police, and Dmitry S., an operative of the department for crimes against the personality.
"A case has been opened on abuse of office (Article 286 of the Criminal Code) and bribery after extortion (Article 290 of the Criminal Code). The police officers face up to 15 years in prison. Currently, some of the security forces have been taken into custody, while others are under house arrest," the channel writes.
However, it is a big mistake to think that the law has "triumphed" in the occupied territory. According to OBOZREVATEL's sources in the Luhansk region, the real reason for the arrest of the "law enforcement officers" was that they did not share - that is, did not transfer part of their criminal income to the authorities.
"When their superiors found out about it, they started digging and found out that the case of the Antratsyt resident was not the only one. According to rough estimates, the group of 'policemen' has 'earned' about 27 million rubles (over 8 million hryvnias) over the past six months. The victims were chosen carefully: those who own small businesses that provide a stable income," the source said.
Mopping up in Donetsk
The situation is similar in the occupied part of Donetsk region, although, according to another source of OBOZREVATEL, "there is more order here".
"Everything has long been divided - who covers whom and from whom receives a monthly 'cash'. Some local businesses, including criminal ones, are under the FSB's control, so the police do not interfere with these 'clients'. But they also have their own piece of the pie," he says.
At the same time, it is in Donetsk that "throwing people to the basement" has long been a "sophisticated entertainment" for the occupiers and their accomplices.
At the very beginning of the Russian aggression in 2014, the occupiers and local security forces who sided with them were severely purging the region of patriots of Ukraine and "unreliable" people. Any passerby could also become a victim - just on the slightest suspicion.
After the occupied territory was "annexed" to Russia, a more serious landing of Russian FSB officers was sent to the "DPR", whose task was to "reformat the work". And the purging of the so-called Ministry of State Security and the People's Militia, the vast majority of whom were local residents, began. In simple terms, another redistribution began.
"And it was at that moment that many violations by Donetsk security forces were revealed. Some were detained and sent to prison. It was an intimidation campaign organised by the Russians to show who was the boss. However, I am glad to see that those who tortured Ukrainians were among those arrested," says our intelligence source.
At the same time, the "work" of catching "saboteurs and agents" of the Ukrainian special services has intensified in the occupied territory.
Any local resident who remains in Donetsk, even if he or she is absolutely pro-Russian, can become a figure in the statistics of "solved crimes". Just for show.