Contents tagged with SBU

  • Russia’s leaders could face charges in MH17 murder case

    Charges could be brought against high-ranking Russian officials and military officers in the MH17 murder case, said Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko, as cited by Interfax-Ukraine.

    “We will start with the soldiers and end with the generals and politicians,” he remarked.

    Lutsenko noted that, at a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) press conference in the Netherlands, relatives of the victims had asked whether it would be possible to press charges against Russian President Vladimir Putin. …

  • Russian media: Ukrainian Security Service was behind Zakharchenko assassination

    The so-called “intelligence agency” of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) believes that the assassination of DPR ringleader Aleksandr Zakharchenko was orchestrated by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), an anonymous representative of the “agency” told Russia 1 in an interview.

    According to the source, the SBU’s 2nd department organizes operations in the DPR for the 5th directorate (counterintelligence department). The DPR “intelligence agency” claims to know the names of all the employees …

  • Poroshenko awards Hero of Ukraine title to the head of Ukrainian Security Service

    The head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), Vasyl Hrytsak, received the Hero of Ukraine title. The Presidential Administration of Ukraine published the relevant decree on May 9, reports Radio Liberty.

    According to the document, together with the title, Hrytsak will receive the Order of the Golden Star.

    “For selfless service to the Ukrainian people, an outstanding personal contribution to the protection of state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine,” the presidential decree …

  • Ukrainian Security Service detains Defense Ministry arsenal employee recruited by Russian intelligence for sabotage

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has arrested a man employed at one of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s arsenals on suspicion of planning an act of sabotage for Russia.

    According to the SBU’s press release, the man was recruited by Russian intelligence agents at the start of the year. The arsenal where he is employed stores strategic reserves of modern missiles and ammunition for Ukraine’s Armed Forces.

    “In order to do this, they used psychological influence and pressure methods, …

  • Ukrainian Security Service catch seven Russian agents responsible for terrorist acts

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has arrested seven members of a sabotage and reconnaissance group from Russia who were behind a number of terrorist attacks, SBU head Vasyl Hrytsak announced at a press conference.

    “The SBU has halted the activity in our national territory of a seven-person sabotage and reconnaissance terrorist group belonging to the Russian intelligence services. They have all been arrested,” he said.

    According to Hrytsak, since the start of 2017, several such groups …

  • Zelensky names Ukraine’s two 'global problems'

    Ukrainian presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky revealed what he thinks Ukraine’s two “global problems” are during an interview with the TV channel “Ukraine” aired on Sunday 7 April.

    According to Zelensky, the country’s first “global problem” is the war in the Donbas, and the second is foreign investors’ fear of investing in the country.

    “People are scared that their finances are not protected, that businesses are put under pressure by all kinds of law enforcement organs that shouldn’t …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko orders polygraph test for Ukroboronprom leadership after corruption scandal

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has instructed the Cabinet of Ministers to have the leaders of the state-owned defense concern Ukroboronprom take polygraph tests, the president’s press service reported on Tuesday.

    The decision was made by Poroshenko during a meeting with Oleksandr Turchynov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, and his deputy Serhiy Kryvonos.

    “We ask the government to ensure that a polygraph test is organized for all of the leaders of the state concern …

  • Ukrainian Security Service deports Russian journalist from Ukraine

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has approved deportation of Russian journalist Margarita Bondar, who has worked in Ukraine for the Russian news outlet Ukraine.ru, reports the press service of the SBU.

    "The State Migration Service decided to expel Russian journalist Margarita Bondar from our country based on the materials of Security Council of Ukraine," reads the report.

    According to SBU, during 2018 Bondar followed the instructions of the management of Ukraine.ru, which is part of …

  • Ukrainian Security Service officer defects to Russia

    A self-professed “renegade from the Security Service of Ukraine” (SBU) named Vasyl Prozorov has shown up in Moscow, speaking at a press conference organized by the government news agency Rossiya Segodnya on Monday 25 March, the date on which Ukraine honors its security service.

    “My name is Prozorov Vasyl Nikolayevich. Between 1999 and 2018 I was an employee of the SBU. As of May 2014, I worked in the Central Apparatus, specifically in the headquarters of the SBU’s Anti-Terrorist Center. As of …

  • Ukrainian Security Service detains former DPR militant after he decides to relocate to Ukraine

    Ukrainian law enforcement authorities detained a militant from the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) in Kharkiv, the press center of the Ukrainian Security Service reported.

    The SBU operatives found out that a former resident of the separatist-held Horlivka in Donetsk joined the military of the DPR in February 2015 was known under the nomme de guerre, Kub. As a member of the so-called military intelligence of Novorossiya [ new Russia], he took an active part in the military actions …