Arrested in the "DPR" leader of Responsible Citizens Marina Cherenkova was accused of spying for the USA. This is stated by the so-called "MSS of the DPR".
As reported earlier in the "office", the Western intelligence agencies established contact with Cherenkova during her stay in Europe "through a number of their agents in the US and British non-profit organizations, in particular the US: The US Agency for International Development (USAID), the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), Department for International Development (DFID) ".
"Western intelligence services established channel for receiving intelligence information about the situation in the Republic, including the situation on the demarcation line through Marina Cherenkova and Responsible Citizens, - found out the MSS.
At the same time, "chekists" of the unrecognized republic assure that Cherenkova transferred important information to the West the without being aware of her actions. "Due to the lack of special skills and trusting and close relationships with a number of employees of the above institutions, she didn’t note the fact of agential and operational activities in respect to her and assisted foreigners without being aware of the nature of their interest," - indicates the report of "the Ministry".
On this basis, the "MSS" reported that they were going to release and transfer Cherenkova to the Ukrainian side without opening a criminal case.
Marina Cherenkova was arrested in late January in Donetsk. The wave of arrests began in Donetsk after the explosion of the monument to Lenin by unknown on January 27th. The rest of the activists of Responsible Citizens were expelled from the "DPR".