SIMFEROPOL, March 05. /ITAR-TASS/. The families of Ukrainian servicemen who swore allegiance to the authorities of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea have been put under strong pressure by anonymous callers and internet users who have been making threats to the families, a representative of the Crimean authorities told Itar-Tass.
The officers' wives have received numerous calls put through from Kiev telephone numbers: the callers have been intimidating the families of the "traitors", threatening them with reprisals, the source said. The threats have also been made to the families via social websites, it said.
Police have received numerous complaints from the servicemen's relatives, the source said, adding that all the complaints would be thoroughly investigated.