Contents tagged with SBU

  • Belarus to hand over detained Wagner mercenaries to Russia

    Mercenaries from the Russian Private Military Company the Wagner Group, who were detained near Minsk, can be handed over to Russia very soon, reported Interfax, citing an unnamed source.

    According to media reports, the mercenaries "will be handed over to the Russia for further investigation in the near future, possibly before the end of the week." They will leave Minsk, presumably by air.

    The Russian Embassy in Belarus has confirmed that work is underway to return detained Russians.

    Earlier, …

  • Russia: Ukrainian Security Service behind detention of Wagner mercenaries in Belarus

    Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) is behind the detention of Russian mercenaries in Belarus, writes the Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda with reference to an informed source.

    33 Russian citizens were detained in Belarus on July 29th. According to Belarusian law enforcement officials, they came to the country to destabilize the situation before the presidential elections. Ukraine said that among the detainees there are those who fought in the Donbas and asked for their extradition. …

  • Ukraine detains former top DPR intelligence official

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) said it detained in Kyiv a Ukrainian citizen, who in 2014-20 was one of the top officials in the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and worked for the General Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces (GRU of the Russian Federation).

    According to the SBU press service, he was actively involved in the creation of the DPR intelligence agency and other DPR structures.

    "The SBU has recordings of K.'s telephone …

  • Billboards with Ukrainian counterintelligence’s coat of arms installed near Russian diplomatic buildings in Ukrainian cities

    Billboards with the coat of arms of counterintelligence of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) have been installed near the Russian Embassy in Kyiv and consulates in Odesa and Lviv. In Kharkiv, a Ukrainian patriotic mural was placed on a building next to the Russian Consulate General.

    “They were placed specifically for "Russia Day," which is celebrated on June 12,” the SBU said on its Facebook page said.

    "Special greetings from SBU on the so-called Day of the Russian Federation," the SBU’s …

  • Russian FSB detains Ukrainian border guard near Crimea

    The officials of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) documented the fact of illegal detention of a sergeant of the Ukrainian State Border Service by representatives of the FSB of the Russian Federation on the administrative border with the annexed Crimea, reported the press service of the SBU.

    According to law enforcement officials, representatives of the Russian special services, using violence and torture, tried to force the Ukrainian to confess to the alleged deliberate crossing of the …

  • Kyiv detains Ukrainian general on suspicion of spying for Russia

    Ukrainian counterintelligence officials have detained a of a high-ranking agent of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), Major General of the Ukrainian Security Service Valery Shaitanov.

    According to a statement published on the website of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU), Shaytanov is suspected of treason and committing terrorist acts.

    "Following the instructions of the Russian special services, he planned to kill a well-known military volunteer Adam Osmayev. The SBU has collected …

  • Ukrainian Security Service: Russian special services tried to recruit high-ranking Ukrainian Navy officer

    The Russian Federal Security Service tried to recruit a Ukrainian serviceman with access to classified defense information, reported the press service of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU).

    Law enforcement officers recorded the fact that the Officer of the Ukrainian Navy has been maintaining constant contacts with the personnel of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB).

    "Among them, in particular, traitors, former SBU servicemen Andrei Gaponenko, Pyotr Zima, Dmitry Pilipchenko, who in 2 …

  • Ukrainian Security Service thwarts purchase of Russian-made parts for armored vehicles at inflated prices

    Officials of the state-owned company "Zhytomyr Armor Plant" (part of the Ukrainian defense concern Ukroboronprom) mishandled public funds during the purchase of spare parts of dubious quality, reported the press service of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU). In the spring of 2019, the company announced a tender for the purchase of components for more than 1.5 million hryvnias ($60,000 USD). The winner of the tender of the State Defense Order was a company from the Kyiv region. The terms of …

  • Former DPR 'minister' turns himself in to Ukrainian Security Service

    Igor Ivakin, former “minister of coal industry” of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), has been brought into Kyiv-controlled territory in a special operation by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), the SBU’s press service reported.

    The man regularly used to attend sessions of the “DPR government” and actively participated in the formation of the ministry’s internal policy.

    In particular, he regulated the activity of companies in the coal mining industry, as well as the distribution of …

  • Ukrainian Security Service arrests LPR militant during special operation in Donbas

    The counterintelligence branch of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has brought a militant from the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) into Kyiv-controlled territory and arrested him in a special operation. The SBU’s press service reported that the detainee was wanted for suspected involvement in a terrorist organization and for violating the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine.

    The detainee, a resident of the Luhansk province between 2014-2015, was actively involved in the …