In certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions from autumn 2015 ongoing repression against peaceful citizens. Behind bars (or, as they put it, «in the basement») was already a few thousand people.
This writes journalist Pavel Kanygin in his article published on the website jellyfish.
According to him, the reasons for the persecution of all kinds — is and settling political scores, and the redistribution of property, and random arrests. The arrested is judged under the criminal code, charged with the criminal code of the USSR of 1961; they were categorized as «spies and demomen».
It is reported that «on the cellars» the militants also sit businessmen, not managed to agree with the new «power». Their businesses are often «nationalized» — that means that control over them, generally receive the relatives of the leaders of the militants or their servants.
As the journalist writes, in the last two months often report about the arrests on anonymous denunciations. To release repressed someone is trying through a friend in the leadership of the militants, while others hope to redeem got for a lattice; however, in the case of political arrests usually does not help neither that, nor another.
It is noted that the last and most massive wave of repressions has covered the occupied by Pro-Russian militants Donetsk at the end of January 2016 — after the explosion of the monument to Lenin unknown.
The next day the head of the group «DNR» Alexander Zakharchenko announced a large-scale investigation, calling the perpetrators «unidentified group of Ukrainian saboteurs». To install them was entrusted to the so-called «Ministry of state security of the DPR», which launched a campaign to identify the «Ukrainian spies, saboteurs and enemies».
On the first night of the local KGB officers visited the apartment to several dozens of citizens. According to rough estimates, detained about 50 people.
As writes in its submission the journalist, «a source in the Russian defense Ministry notes that the arrests of independent civil society activists were initiated by Alexander Zakharchenko to thwart the negotiation process and preservation of power.»
«Prisoners «basements» and are often «dissenting» from the number of prominent fighters (soldiers of the dissenters, as a rule, perish under mysterious circumstances or without a trace missing)», writes in his article Kanygin. The most famous case occurred in the fall of 2015 with the «speaker» of the so-called «National Council of DNR» Andrey Purging, which before the war was selling household goods in the suburbs of Donetsk. He was in prison for four days, during this time was removed from all posts, and after the liberation no longer appeared in public. Hard resign Purgina then called intrigue his Deputy, former coordinator of the Donetsk network MMM Denis Pushilin, who suggested the Moscow curators of Donbass to get rid of Purgina, started to criticize the Kremlin for «Novorossiya’s plums».
It is noted that the subject «plum new Russia» or its separate parts is actually common motif in internecine discord among the militants. However, their disagreements about the future of the «Russian world» are usually a cover for banal repartition of spheres of influence and the machinations of large property.
Earlier, the militants «DND» was accused of establishing an armed gang of the famous historian and theologian, a teacher of Donetsk national technical University 60-year-old Igor Kozlovsky.
The journalist told about the repression in the occupied territories of Donbass 20.02.2016