Contents tagged with SBU

  • Ukrainian Prosecutor General: around 160 people were involved in Maidan shootings

    The Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Yuriy Lutsenko, announced that more than 160 people have been indicted in the case of the Maidan [ Ukraine’s revolution of Dignity] executions in February 2014, 150 of them are already in the dock. 

    According to him, the pre-trial investigation of this case has been completed. "In addition to the 150 law enforcers, now tried for violence in the Maidan, another half dozen will be added and tried in absentia, headed by Yanukovych and the leaders of the security …

  • Kyiv: 11 assassination attempts on President Poroshenko were thwarted in 2018

    Chief of the Ukrainian State Security Administration Valeriy Heletey stated in an interview with Ukrainske Radio that in 2018, eleven assassination attempts on President Petro Poroshenko were thwarted. He did not specify any details. 

    Heletey also called for providing State protection for the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Epifaniy. He noted that the legislation does not provide for state security for religious leaders yet. 

    “Today we have included this position to the …

  • Ukrainian Security Service: Russian private military company Wagner active in Syria and Sudan

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has published documents belonging to mercenaries from the Private Military Company (PMC) Wagner which confirm that it is a secret detachment of Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU). 

    “Russia continues to lie shamelessly, trying to justify its crimes committed throughout the world. The Kremlin doesn’t stop ‘shouting’ that its GRU armed divisions are not protecting dictator regimes in Sudan and Syria, and were not involved in the killing of …

  • Savchenko's party nominates her for the Presidency of Ukraine

    The Party Social and Political Platform of Nadiya Savchenko nominated her as a candidate for Presidency of Ukraine by unanimous decision, stated civil network OPORA on Saturday, January 26.

    "The delegates held pomegranates in their hands and chanted "Freedom to Nadiya Savchenko, freedom to Ukrainian political prisoners,” the statement reads. OPORA added that Savchenko’s program includes changing the Ukrainian political system constitutionally.

    As noted on Savchenko's page on Facebook, more …

  • Ukrainian Security Service reports more than 300 pro-Russian accounts to Facebook and Twitter

    The press service of the Ukraine Security Service or SBU identified and reported more than 300 pro-Russian social network accounts on Facebook and Twitter which SBU believes were created to intervene in the presidential elections in Ukraine in 2019.

    According to DBU, these accounts were  intended to be used during the Ukrainian presidential election for targeted political advertising. Ukrainian law enforcement officials have submitted information on the identified accounts to the …

  • Ukrainian authorities investigate disappearance of icons from Kyiv Pechersk Lavra

    Ukrainian law enforcement authorities are investigating the disappearance of icons from the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra which is being rented by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC MP), Interfax-Ukraine reports, citing Ukrainian Culture Minister Yevhen Nyshchuk.

    “A full inventory has already been partially done. We are now being sent full reports. There are some losses from the icons in the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra,” the Minister noted. “On the other hand, it shouldn’t be said …

  • Ukrainian Security Service investigates an attempt to seize power in Ukraine

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) started an investigation into a possible attempt to seize power in the country in 2018, Ukrainsky Novyny news outlet reported, citing the materials of the court.

    According to the SBU, a conference called the “First national Ukrainian Congress” or “FNUC” was held in Prague in May 2018. Its participants declared the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the General Prosecutor's Office and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine illegitimate and criminal …

  • Ukrainian Security Service expels Belarusian citizen for anti-Ukrainian propaganda

    The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) expelled a Belarusian citizen, Pavel Karnazytsky and banned him from entering Ukraine for three years. Karnazytsky had often taken part in TV programs on different Channels and positioned himself as a political observer, reported the SBU’s website. 

    "The SBU blocked the destructive activity of the Belarusian citizen Pavel Karnazytsky who disseminated anti-Ukrainian propaganda in the territory of our country. Operatives found out that the foreign national, …

  • Ukrainian Security Service: Three prisoners handed over to Kyiv in December were recruited by the LPR

    The counterintelligence department of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has discovered that three out of the 42 prisoners from Luhansk who were handed over to Ukraine at the start of December had been recruited by the Luhansk People’s Republic’s (LPR) Ministry of State Security. 

    The SBU press service reported that prisoners had been coerced to sign tacit collaboration pledges through threats and psychological pressure. Presumably, they were expected to collect information about the …

  • Ukrainian Security Service uncovers Russian intelligence agent network 

    The counterintelligence department of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has uncovered a network of Russian intelligence agents and arrested its leader, announced Volodymyr Nestyuk, head of the counterintelligence department, on Thursday December 27.

    “Notably, on December 20 its leader was arrested – a citizen of Ukraine, born in 1961, a first rank captain of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in reserve, who also has Russian citizenship,” UNIAN cites Nestyuk as saying. 

    Russian intelligence …