Contents tagged with FSB

  • Washington: Russia's FSB requested assistance of the FBI in ensuring security during the FIFA World Cup

    The FSB of Russia appealed to the United States FBI with a request for assistance in providing security at the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2018, as reported in the U.S. State Department's most recent annual report on the analysis of terrorist threats in the world.

    “The FSB requested assistance from the FBI with respect to security training in preparation for the FIFA World Cup in 2018,” the document notes. It does not provide any details about what kind of assistance Russian law enforcement …

  • Russian FSB arrests head of company which made Siemens turbines for Crimea

    Officers of the Russian FSB have arrested the director general of Power Machines plant, Roman Filippov on suspicion of disclosing state secrets.

    Information on the arrest came out against the backdrop of the scandal surrounding the shipment of Siemens turbines to Crimea, which is currently under EU sanctions. The SGT5-2000E turbines are produced by the St. Petersburg based company Siemens Gas Turbines Technologies (SGTT), a joint enterprise of Siemens and Power Machines JSC, created in 2011 (65 …

  • Ukraine arrests two Russian border guards who entered its territory

    The court in the Kherson region has arrested two people whom the Ukrainian Border Guard Service has called "lost Russian border guards", Interfax-Ukraine reported.

    The representative of the State Border Service of Ukraine, Oleg Slobodyan, said that the court ruled to arrest them for 15 days.

    Ukrainian border guards, with the assistance of Ukrainian army servicemen, detained two people on the night of June 30. According to the State Border Service of Ukraine, at 2:30 they moored by boat to the …

  • Media: Ukrainian intelligence unmasks Russian agent who planned to recruit SBU officers

    In the Odessa province, Ukrainian counter intelligence has exposed and arrested a Russian FSB agent who intended to recruit officers of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), TSN correspondent Andriy Tsaplienko wrote on his Facebook page.

    According to the journalist, the arrested person by the name of Igor Tkachenko was previously the head of communications for the “Dniester” battalion of the so-called Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (PMR), and is currently an agent of the FSB and the …

  • Security Service of Ukraine accuses W-net internet provider of having ties to the Russian FSB

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) conducted searches in the offices of W-Net internet provider, as reported by Elena Hitlyanskaya, press secretary of the Security Service of Ukraine, on her Facebook page.

    “The SBU confirms that it is conducting sanctioned searches in the office of internet provider W-net Ukraine LLC. The investigative activities are taking place in the framework of an open criminal case according to sec. 3 art. 110-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (financing actions …

  • 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 …