The so-called "Ministry of State Security of the DNR" confirmed that the "public workers" of the pseudo-republic were banned from leaving the occupied part of the Donetsk oblast to the free territory of Ukraine. This is stated in the message of the “ministry".
It is noted that such measures were caused allegedly by "an increase in the number of mass recruitments of residents of the DNR by Ukrainian special services, including employees of enterprises, institutions, organizations of state and municipal forms of property who, under the threat of physical and psychological impact, were forced to carry out reconnaissance and subversive activities" in the occupied territory.
It is reported that Zakharchenko signed the corresponding "decree" a month ago.
The "Ministry of State Security of the DNR" assures that for 2017, "246 persons were identified and detained on suspicion of espionage and treason", 148 of which are employees of the "state sphere of the republic".