The FSB of Russia issued a warning to a Russian citizen because of a money transfer to the account of the Ukrainian charitable foundation Come Back Alive, writes “Interfax” with reference to the special service.
According to the department, “information was received about the intention of a citizen of the Russian Federation to commit a crime under Article 275 of the Criminal Code of Russia (“Treason”).”
Given that the actions of the said person, as the report says, “create conditions for the commission of a crime under Article 275 of the Criminal Code of Russia, on July 1, the federal security service issued an official warning to him.”
On video, which is published by state agencies, several armed FSB officers come to the man’s apartment. The document, which was read by one of the employees of the department, says that “the activities of the fund are directed against the security of the Russian Federation.”
“Come back alive” is a fund to help the Ukrainian military, established in 2014. The organization provides military units with thermal imagers and night vision devices, mobile surveillance systems, drones, demining kits and other equipment.
The State Duma Committee previously approved for the first reading a draft law on recognizing treason as “going over to the side of the enemy” in the context of an armed conflict or hostilities in which Russia takes part. The penalty is 12 to 20 years in prison.
Responsibility is also introduced “for the implementation of confidential cooperation with the special services of foreign states, that is, the secret establishment and maintenance of contact with such services or their representatives in order to assist in activities knowingly directed against the security of the Russian Federation.” For the commission of such a crime, deputies propose to punish with imprisonment for up to eight years. The fine can be up to 1 million rubles.