Mass media: raids on citizens with relatives in Russia have begun in Kharkiv

Employees of the Ukrainian police. Archive photo

MOSCOW, 24 Jul — RIA Novosti. In Kharkov, Ukrainian security forces began mass testing local residents, trying to find people who have relatives or friends in Russia, reports “Strenia” with reference to the townspeople.

As eyewitnesses told, Ukrainians questioned and searched by the police and the security service.”Test the car, documents, mobile phones. People often ask about the possible presence of relatives or friends in Russia, do Kharkiv contact with them. Sometimes check the correspondence in the phone or a phone book”, — writes the edition.

For inspections of vehicles on major roads and bridges in the city traffic jams, which can stand more than 20 minutes.

In addition, walking patrols in residential areas and inspect the citizens in the courts. They also check the documents and phones, witnesses said.

Parallel to this, there are restrictions on the movement of residents due to the curfew, the newspaper notes.

Russia from 24 February to conduct military operation in Ukraine. According to President Vladimir Putin, the ultimate goal — the liberation of Donbass and the creation of conditions that guarantee the security of Russia itself. Union forces completely liberated the Luhansk people’s Republic, and a significant part of Donetsk, including Volnovakha, Mariupol and Svyatogorsk.