An activist loses his job after being questioned by the FSB in Crimea

Ukrainian activist Andrei Vinogradov and his mother-in-law are fired in Crimea.

According to the activist, he and his mother-in-law were offered to “voluntarily” write a letter of resignation after a search of his house where he, his wife, their young children and parents reside.

Vinogradov works for the Platan private company which sells building materials. “My chiefs immediately wanted me to willingly write resignation when learned about the search. They said that they had been already searched by the FSB in 2014 and the work had been paralyzed for two weeks then. Now they don’t want to take risks,” the activist said.

According to Vinogradov his wife Natalya Kharchenko’s mother, who works as chief accountant for an oil and gas company, is also wanted to be fired. He said the woman had told about the search hoping for compassion at work. But she was immediately offered to write a letter of resignation.

As a reminder, activist of the Ukrainian Cultural Center Andrei Vinogradov was detained and taken for questioning by the Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia on January 12 in Simferopol. Later it became known that his wife had been detained by the FSB along with him too.

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