Contents tagged with FSB

  • The FSB announced large-scale anti-terrorist exercises in the Crimea

    The staff of the Russian FSB Special Forces will conduct large-scale exercises to prevent terrorist attacks and sabotage on land and sea targets in the Crimea, as TASS reported, citing the Public Relations Center of the Federal Security Service (FSB).The exercises, according to the interlocutors of the news agency, will be held in the republic from May 24 to 29. About 2,000 military will take part in them, as well as armored vehicles, the Air Force and the Navy."During the exercise, the combat …

  • Poroshenko plans to sign law banning St. George's ribbon in Ukraine

    President Petro Poroshenko will sign a law banning St. George's ribbon as soon as it arrives from the Verkhovna Rada. He stated this on Sunday in his speech on the occasion of the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repression in the Historical-Memorial Reserve 'Bykivnia Graves'.

    Poroshenko noted that eight years ago the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly adopted a resolution on the identity of the Nazi and Stalin regimes and proposed a joint day for the memory of the victims of Stalinism …

  • Turchynov accused the Russian secret services of having a presence on Facebook

    During a recent press briefing, the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Oleksandr Turchynov, accused the Russian secret services of having a presence on Facebook.

    Turchynov noted that unlike Russian social networks that fall under sanctions in Ukraine, Facebook and Twitter willingly cooperate with law enforcement agencies in Ukraine. "When a fake page propagating war, violence, or separatism appears on Facebook or Twitter, and the Ukrainian special service …

  • Putin granted the FSB the right to seize land for state needs

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an order granting the FSB the right to seize land and real estate for government needs. The order was published on the legislative information website of the Russian Federation.

    The text of the document says that the FSB "has within its authority, the ability to decide on the seizure of land and (or) real estate property located on it for the needs of the Russian Federation."

    It is noted that in order to implement the order, the FSB can only use people …

  • Prosecutor General of Ukraine: the killer of former Russian Duma MP visited separatist-held Donetsk before committing the crime

    The killer of former State Duma deputy Denis Voronenkov, former National Guard of Ukraine employee Pavel Parshov, visited the territory of the Donbas on March 6 and made contact with pro-Russian separatists. This was stated by the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Yuriy Lutsenko in an interview with Bild.

    "On March 6, the killer was in the separatist-held territory, namely in Donetsk ... It's forbidden for the National Guard of Ukraine to stay in this area. We searched the apartment where he was …

  • The SBU is still unable to confirm that Voronenkov’s murderer is an FSB agent

    Ukrainian special services cannot yet give a clear answer as to whether Pavel Parshov was an agent of the FSB. Pashov is the main suspect in the murder of the former deputy of the State Duma, Denis Voronenkov. Russia has opened a criminal case for his assassination, which took place in Kiev.

    "In the case of Parshov, whether he really was an agent of the FSB or not hasn’t been proven. We are still working on it. There is no such information. We read all of this on Facebook and other …

  • Media: The Moldovan Intelligence Service suspects the FSB of creating a criminal plot in the country

    The Moldovan Intelligence Service suspects employees of the Federal Security Service (FSB) in the creation of a criminal plot with the use of Russian funds withdrawn from a Moldavian bank. According to Reuters’ sources, FSB employees could be involved in the withdrawal of $22 billion through Moldova.

    According to media reports, the withdrawn funds could be used for the promotion of Moscow’s interests in Chișinău. In early August, the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Moldova …

  • The US has slightly eased sanctions against the Russian FSB

    The United States Department of the Treasury has slightly eased sanctions against the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB). This, according to some experts, may help some US technology companies.

    The directive, published on February 2, canceled some of the sanctions imposed by former U.S. President Barack Obama at the end of last year against the Federal Security Service of Russia.

    U.S. citizens, companies, and other entities were forbidden to engage in any commercial relations with the …

  • Media: FSB arrested hackers involved in publication of Putin aide's correspondence

    The Russian Federal Security Service detained the alleged founder of the Shaltay-Boltay (Humpty-Dumpty) website, Vladimir Anikeev, who gained notoriety after publishing the correspondence of high-level officials. The detention took place in October 2016. On the 28th of January 2017, Rosbalt reported on this event with a reference to its own source. Anikeev was taken into custody in Saint Petersburg after arriving from Ukraine.

    According to the edition, he was engaged in publishing the …

  • Ukrainian representative: There are Russian FSB and GRU officers in the OSCE Mission

    The Ukrainian representative to the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the ceasefire (JCCC), General Borys Kremenetsky, is certain that the Russian officers assigned to the OSCE mission are career officers of the Russian Special Services, as stated in an interview with Ukrayinska Pravda.

    The Major-General admitted that the episode where Ukrainian servicemen did not allow the OSCE patrol to withdraw weapon storage sites until they were sure that there were no Russians involved is a …