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FSB starts interrogating Russian military disgruntled by invasion of Ukraine

Military personnel dissatisfied with Vladimir Putin's “special operation” have begun to be summoned by Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) for “interviews,” reports Telegram channel “We Can Explain” (Mozhem Objasnit). In particular, servicemen of the Black Sea Fleet who returned from the war were demanded to come in for “interviews.”

The information was revealed by the wife of an officer who participated in the storming of Mariupol. He recently returned home from the war, after receiving a week's leave.

“Yesterday I got this message and I don't know how to react. I don't know what it could be related to, my husband started his service back in 2008 in Crimea,” she said.

According to her, after his rotation in the combat zone her husband spoke to a number of psychologists. They asked him about his attitude toward the war, among other things.

“My husband is rather blunt and expressed his position that the Kadyrov and other 'elite' units live in hotels, while ordinary soldiers live in barracks, in terrible conditions, without supplies or food. When the units were leaving Davydiv Brid, some soldiers were simply abandoned. He is still recovering from the storming of Azovstal, a lot of his comrades from the 810th Brigade were killed there,” says the soldier’s wife.

The couple has three children, while the woman's brother has died in the war. Her husband has not yet been summoned for interrogation.

The channel also refers to similar posts on social networks, where people talk about interrogations of the servicemen who “oppose the special operation.”

“What the hell's going on? Yesterday Vladimir Vladimirovich [Putin] thanked our guys from the Black Sea Fleet for ensuring the safety of ships that go with the grain [as part of the UN-brokered “grain deal”]. And then suddenly the FSB started to crack down on them,” writes the son of a Russian soldier.

At the beginning of December, the FSB issued an order “to approve the list of information in the field of Russia’s military and military-technical activities, which may be used against the security of Russia if received by foreign sources.” The document forbids the disclosure of practically any information about the army, including information about the “moral and psychological climate in the armed forces,” the state of support of the military and their needs. Those who do so can be labeled “foreign agents.”

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