Contents tagged with SSU

  • Yanukovych was warned twice by Ukraine’s Security Service about looming Russian invasion

    The Head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) warned former president Yanukovych twice about an existing threat to the national security of Ukraine from Russia. He sent two letters to the president regarding the threat: one dated January 15, 2013 and another dated February 17, 2014.

    The UNIAN news agency reports that Prosecutor Ruslan Kravchenko provided this information in the Obolonskyi District Court of Kyiv, during the questioning of MP Mykhailo Dobkin. According to Kravchenko, this …

  • SBU cannot ban Moldovan President from entering Ukraine because of statements about the Crimea

    The State Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) cannot ban the President of Moldova, Igor Dodon, from entering the country because of his statements that the Crimea belongs to Russia, as reported by RBC-Ukraine.

    Dodon has previously stated that he considers the Crimea as "de facto Russian." Such statements (before being elected President) caused the Verkhovna Rada to send a request to the SBU to ban him from entering Ukraine.

    "But neither then, nor now, was this ban imposed and Dodon can safely …

  • Former SBU chief has not ruled out an explosion aboard the Tu-154

    The former Chief of the Security Service of Ukraine, Yevhen Marchuk suggested that there was an explosion aboard the Tu-154 that crashed near Sochi. Marchuk posted this conclusion on Facebook.

    “If contact with crew was lost simultaneously with the disappearance of the aircraft from radar, it could mean that the entire crew was instantly and simultaneously killed. And this could mean that an explosion took place in or near the nose of the aircraft and the entire crew was suddenly killed or that …

  • Savchenko was questioned by the Security Service of Ukraine after her meeting with separatist leaders

    Nadiya Savchenko, a Verkhovna Rada deputy, gave a testimony to the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) after her meeting with the leaders of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics.

    This was stated by the head of the SBU, Vasyl Hrytsak, on channel 112.

    "The Security Service invited Nadiya, and she gave a testimony in the framework of criminal proceedings," he said.

    At the same time, Hrytsak was critical of the fact that an MP negotiated with the separatists.

    "I cannot forbid a …

  • DPR announces that six have been detained for assassination of separatist commander known as Motorola

    The self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic has declared that members of Misanthropic Division group, whose representatives have claimed responsibility for the murder of Arsen “Motorola” Pavlov, have been detained, reported.

    “On the 11th of November, six active members of the Ukrainian nationalist organization Misanthropic Division, whose leaders have claimed responsibility for the murder of legendary Commander of Sparta Battalion, Arsen Pavlov, commonly known as Motorola, …

  • Ukrainian Security Service accuses Russia of preparing provocations to prompt early parliamentary elections

    Russia is preparing provocations in order to organize early parliamentary elections in Ukraine. This, as Urianian 112.UA news channel  reports, was said during a briefing by the head of the Ukrainian Security Service (SSU), Anatoliy Dublyk.

    According to him, another provocation is being prepared on the day of the EU-Ukraine summit with the intention of breaking the process of obtaining a visa-free regime with the European Union.

    The SSU’s response to the inquiry of the Ukrayinska Pravda …

  • Ukraine's Security Service bans entry of 140 Russian cultural figures

    The Security Service of Ukraine has denied entry to 140 Russian cultural figures, as stated in an official reply from the Security Service, which the Verkhovna Rada Deputy from the Petro Poroshenko Bloc, Olga Chervakova, cited in a social network.

    The punitive measure is a result of activities and statements by the Russian artists that are contrary to the interests of its neighboring country.

    "The Security Service of Ukraine has banned about 140 Russian cultural figures from entering the …

  • Zakharchenko accuses Ukraine's Security Service of assassinating Motorola

    The head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), Alexander Zakharchenko, said that it was the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) that organized the assassination of Arseny Pavlov—call sign “Motorola”—one of the separatist military leaders, reports.

    "Today I can state the following: this operation was worked out by the Ukrainian Security Service. I would even say that this is terrorism on a national scale,” Zakharchenko emphasized. According to him, an investigation of …

  • Ukrainian intelligence arrested Russian agent in Dnipro

    Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) stopped an attempt by the Russian Special Services to destabilize the situation in the city of Dnipro. As reported by the press service of the Security Service, a local resident, who, according to the SSU, was instructed by the Russians to lead an active propaganda campaign promoting the "Russian world", has been detained.

    "The 47-year-old administrator of a radical online community has been sharing and reposting separatist materials prepared …

  • Security Service of Ukraine informed about detention of Russian spy in Rivne

    The Security Service of Ukraine detained an agent from the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, as reported on the SSU (Security Service of Ukraine) website.

    “The spy – a citizen of Ukraine, who resides in Russia, was sent to recruit a senior officer of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The agent of the Main Intelligence Directorate was to offer the Ukrainian officer and his family money and Russian citizenship in exchange for documents …