Subsequently, the Russians contact the military and demand to arrive in the occupied territories in exchange for the safety of their relatives.
Occupiers abduct relatives of the Ukrainian military, including children.
According to Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defensecases of kidnapping of relatives of the Ukrainian military in the temporarily occupied territories are becoming systemic.
“Unfortunately, the databases of Ukrainian citizens fall into the hands of the Rashists when they seize administrative buildings or with the help of collaborators-traitors. Today, most of these cases are recorded in the temporarily occupied territories of Zaporozhye, Kherson and Mykolaiv regions. At the same time, they are kidnapped as adult relatives (in including women and the elderly) and children.
In particular, it has recently become known that the invaders took hostage several children of a Ukrainian soldier.
According to intelligence, later the Russians contact the military and demand to arrive in the occupied territories in exchange for the safety of their relatives.
“Each of these cases is evidence of the most terrible war crimes committed by the occupiers on our land. All of them will be duly investigated. Those responsible for their commission will be justly punished,” the GUR noted.
It is emphasized that for security reasons, the names of the injured servicemen and abducted relatives are not disclosed.
“But none of these cases goes unnoticed by the state. Ukraine is fighting for each of its citizens,” the ministry said.
Earlier it was reported that in the Kherson region, Russians force prisoners to obtain Russian passports.