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Russian Railways employee forcibly recruited by Kiev’s spy agency comes clean with FSB

May 30, 2018, 20:30 UTC+3 SAMARA

The man was abducted by the SBU in August 2016

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SAMARA, May 30. /TASS/. A Russian Railways employee who was recruited by Ukraine’s intelligence service, the SBU has come clean with a frank confession at the FSB office in the city of Samara, in Central Russia, the press service of the FSB's regional branch said on Wednesday.

"Yevgeny Petrash, a 31-year-old citizen of the Russian Federation who works for a Russian Railway affiliate in the region, turned to the FSB division in Samara and reported the fact of his recruitment by the SBU," the press release said.

The press service indicated that Petrash was abducted by the SBU in August 2016 while visiting the relatives who lived in a part of the Donetsk region controlled by the pro-Kiev forces.

After being subjected to torture, he yielded agreeing to the demands of the Ukrainian spy agencies. He received an assignment to do visual surveillance of railway facilities in the Samara region, including the specialized and military transportation.

However, Petrash did not fulfill any of the assignments forced on him under duress for the SBU and did not leak any data to it after returning to Russia.

Petrash gradually developed the apprehension that the Russian security services might track down the fact of his recruitment and he decided to report to the FSB.
In the course of an inquiry into his case, the FSB did not find any data on Petrash’s activities that might damage Russia’s security or suit the SBU interests.


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