Contents tagged with SBU

  • Security Service of Ukraine prevents the staging of a ‘fake’ protest in Kyiv

    Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), together with the Ukrainian National Police, documented and stopped an attempt to conduct an "anti-Ukrainian action" in Kyiv by Russian Special Services, as reported by SBU on the department's website.

    The SBU stated that "law enforcers [have] established that Russian Special Services planned fake protests on behalf of the so-called "Assembly of mothers of Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) participants."

    "The pseudo-event was initiated and …

  • Saakashvili talks of wiretapping, SBU denies

    Former Odessa Governor Mikheil Saakashvili said that unknown persons intended to place a special listening device in his hotel room in Chernivtsi.

    “Everything would have been fine if at first my bodyguard hadn’t stopped an attempted break-in – and my bodyguard is a professional… he is well versed in protection against such things – a break-in by people with suitcases specific to the Ukrainian SBU. When they came over, they said, as I recall, that they represent some agency. They tried to come …

  • SBU initiates criminal proceedings over the sale of Ukraine’s Motor Sich to Chinese investors

    On 6 July 2017, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) initiated criminal proceedings according to the article on “preparation for sabotage” in connection with the sale of the Motor Sich factory to Chinese investors affiliated with the company Beijing Skyrizon Aviation Industry Investment Co. Ltd, Liga.net reports with a reference to the ruling of the Shevchenkivsky District Court from September 7.

    “The pretrial investigation has established that from 2016 to the present, unidentified persons …

  • Security Service of Ukraine: 18 Russian spies have been detained in Kharkiv

    During a broadcast of Ukrainian Pryamoi TV channel, the head of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU), Vasyl Hrytsak reported on the detention of a large group of Russian spies in Kharkiv.

    "Recently, on August 17, a large ‘residentura’ [group of Russian intelligence agents] was detained in Kharkiv. It consisted of 18 people. Criminal cases have already been opened against seven of the detainees,   and 16 searches have already been carried out. All of the detainees used to conduct sabotage and …

  • SBU detains director of the ammunition factory from separatist-held Luhansk

    Employees of the Main Investigation Administration of the Security Service of Ukraine together with the counterintelligence of the SBU detained the separatist ex-director of the PJSC (Private Joint-Stock Company) Luhansk Cartridge Works.

    “Law enforcement officials discovered that in June 2014, by order of the so-called Prime Minister of the LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic), a Ukrainian citizen was appointed as the plant’s Acting Director. Special Service employees recorded that the malefactor, …

  • Head of SBU: Ukrainian politicians should be disallowed from traveling to Russia

    The head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), Vasyl Hrytsak, proposed to legislatively prohibit visits to Russia by members of Parliament, politicians and public figures.

    In answering journalists’ questions on Saturday in Kyiv regarding the decision to introduce biometric control of Russian citizens’ entry to Ukraine in 2018, Hrytsak said, "This will definitely help us in our work. I support the President’s initiative. I would go even further, I would introduce a legislative ban and …

  • Security Service of Ukraine: 144 Ukrainians are held captive by the separatists

    As of September 2, there are 144 Ukrainians being held captive by the separatists in the Donbas, as stated by the adviser to the head of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU), Yuri Tandit on 112 Ukraine TV.

    "In recent days, unfortunately, the number has increased slightly because ordinary civilians were detained, who had no weapons and were not near the line of demarcation, and were not participants of the ATO [Anti-Terrorist Operation]. They have been accused of espionage and other crimes that …

  • Authorities of separatist LPR called Jehovah’s Witnesses ‘Ukrainian agents’

    Alexander Basov, the so-called Minister of State Security of the Luhansk People’s Republic stated that members of the religious organization Jehovah's Witnesses who are in the uncontrolled areas of Luhansk region are really agents of the Security Service of Ukraine.

    The LPR officials claim that the religious organization was "an active agent of the Security Service's influence in the LPR." According to separatist authorities, searches conducted on the premises belonging to the Jehovah's …

  • Security Service of Ukraine: Zaporizhya Aluminium Plant deliberately destroyed to serve Russian interests

    Investors deliberately destroyed the Zaporizhya Aluminum Plant (ZALK) in the interests of Russian metal producers, the SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) press center reported.

    During the pretrial investigation, security services agents established that the only producer of primary aluminum in Ukraine had been deliberately destroyed, with this beginning as early as 2006.

    “At first, structures affiliated with Russian businessmen acquired a controlling share of ZALK. In order to implement the …

  • Media: Security Service of Ukraine received information on planned Poroshenko assassination attempt

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) received information from an unknown source regarding a planned attempt to assassinate President Petro Poroshenko, Ukrinform reported with reference to a source in SBU management.

    The information regarding the possible attempt on the president’s life arrived, while Poroshenko was on a work visit in the Kharkiv province.

    “Yesterday, on August 22, at roughly 12:00, the SBU received an anonymous phone call. The call was not from a stationary telephone, it …