Contents tagged with FSB

  • Georgian TV channel publishes letter from Poroshenko to Russian FSB

    On Saturday evening the Georgian TV channel Rustavi 2, which is closely connected to Mikheil Saakashvili, former Georgian president and leader of the Movement of New Forces party in Ukraine, disclosed a letter addressed to the FSB, supposedly signed by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in 2007. The Presidential Administration published a statement refuting the authenticity of document in a matter of hours. The TV channel insists that the letter is authentic, and proposes that it be subjected …

  • Security Service of Ukraine warns that FSB is 'hunting' Ukrainians in Russia

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) said that the FSB is hunting Ukrainians in Russian territory, and says that it is extremely dangerous to travel to the “aggressor country”. A statement to this effect was released on the SBU’s official website.

    In this connection the SBU warned Ukrainians of the danger of being in Russia, which is confirmed by “multiple documented facts of Russian provocation as part of the hybrid war”.According to SBU head Vasyl Hrytsak, Russian intelligence is “trying to …

  • Russian hacker accuses FSB of involvement in the creation of Lurk and WannaCry computer viruses

    The creation of the WannaCry and Lurk computer viruses was supervised by employees of the Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia, said Russian hacker Konstantin Kozlovsky, who was arrested in connection with the Lurk case, reported Dozhd TV.

    Russia denied its involvement in the emergence of WannaCry, which infected hundreds of thousands of computers around the world. Nothing was reported about the role of Russian special services in the creation of the Lurk virus as well, which was used to …

  • Tusk speaks in defense of Polish generals accused of links with FSB

    European Council President Donald Tusk has spoken in defense of two former chairmen of the Military Counterintelligence Service of Poland who served in office during Tusk’s tenure as Prime Minister of Poland. He wrote about this on Twitter.

    "I am proud that, as Prime Minister, I could cooperate with generals Pytel and Nosek. They were models of responsibility, patriotism and honor," stressed Tusk.

    The previous morning, the military gendarmerie of Poland detained the former chairman of the …

  • Military expert: change of power in separatist LPR is a result of internal struggle between Russian special services and Russian military

    The removal of so-called head of the Luhansk People's Republic (LPR), Igor Plotnisky, from his position is the result of internecine power struggles between Russian proxies in the separatist-controlled Donbas. Recent events in the LPR indicate that Russian military won in a confrontation with Russian security services, military expert Oleg Zhdanov told Apostrof news agency.   

    The events in Luhansk are actually inner fight among the Russian special services. Most likely, Russia wants to create …

  • Russian FSB checking if student who gave speech in Bundestag has relatives in Ukraine

    Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) contacted the authorities of Novy Urengoy (Yamalo – Nenets Autonomous Okrug of the Russian Federation) with a request for information about the family of Nikolai Desyatnichenko, a high school student who recently gave a presentation on the German military prisoners at the Bundestag, as reported by sources in the city's administration, writes Znak.com news website.

    "A request was made from the special services, in which we were asked to provide a list of …

  • Complaint filed with FSB in response to speech given by Russian student at Bundestag

    Elena Kukushkina, a Deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (Russia), has filed a complaint with the Prosecutor's Office regarding a student from Novy Urengoy who spoke at a meeting of Russian and German children at the German Bundestag on the Day of Sorrow,Komsomolskaya Pravda has reported.

     Around the same time, Yekaterinburg-based blogger Sergei Kolyasnikov filed a complaint with the FSB.

    Nikolai Desyatnichenko, a pupil of Novy Urengoy Gymnasium No. 1, …

  • Russian FSB agent detained in Estonia

    Over the past weekend, the Internal Security Service of Estonia detained a Russian citizen at Narva checkpoint who is believed to be an agent of the Federal Security Service of Russia. The ERR Estonian news agency reports that the man was detained on cybercrime charges and that he was travelling from Estonia to Russia.

    On Monday, October 6, the Estonian Harju County Court issued an arrest warrant for the suspect. He is charged with non-violent actions aimed against the independence and …

  • Media: Russia relocates its military and their families to the Crimea

    Over the course of three years, sixty thousand Russian military personnel, a large portion of whom are officers of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), have settled in the Crimea, reports Krym.Realii.

    Employees of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation are being resettled in governmental residences on the territory of the Crimea. New buildings with opportune locations have already appeared in Sevastopol, Armyansk and Dzhankoy.

    According to Mykola Malomuzh, former head …

  • Russian court fines Telegram for refusal to cooperate with FSB

    Moscow's Meshchansky District Court has fined Telegram Messenger LLP (London) in the amount of 800 thousand rubles ($13,945 USD) over the company's refusal to comply with a request by the Federal Security Service (FSB) to provide information for decoding user messages. This has been reported by Interfax.

    "Telegram Messenger LLP is found guilty of committing an administrative offense, and is imposed with punishment in the form of an administrative fine of 800,000 rubles," the court said.

    The …