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Ukrainian KGB Puts Heat on Researchers

Science  29 Oct 1999:
Vol. 286, Issue 5441, pp. 879
DOI: 10.1126/science.286.5441.879a

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Ukrainian security agents last week accused three marine scientists of crimes against the state: shipping sensitive data out of the country and illegally accepting Western currency for research. The unprecedented post-Cold War investigation has stirred an international effort to persuade the Ukrainian government to rein in its version of the KGB before formal charges are brought. Prosecuting the researchers, observers in the West say, could put scientific collaboration with Ukraine into a deep chill.