Contents tagged with SBU

  • Ukrainian Security Service uncovers an illegal ring exporting military aircraft parts to Russia

    In the Kharkiv region, the Security Service officers exposed the supply channel of repaired units and equipment for military transport aviation to Russia, as reported by the press service of the SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) on Facebook.

    "Law enforcement officers established that a group of businessmen were using account details of economic entities under their control in Ukraine and the Russian Federation. They registered orders under legitimate Russian business entities, including those …

  • Security Service of Ukraine: three groups of Russian saboteurs were neutralized in the last month

    Vasyl Hrytsak, head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) announced at a briefing in Kyiv that in the last month the Ukrainian intelligence agency has detained three groups of Russian saboteurs.

    “In Kharkiv on July 17 we arrested the leader and main perpetrator of such a group which was created by the Main Directorate of the Russian General Staff. They received the mission of assassinating several Ukrainian public and state figures,” he announced. A quadcopter was supposed to be used for …

  • Russian FSB announces arrest of 'SBU agent' in Crimea

    The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) announced that on August 12, Ukrainian citizen Hennadiy Limeshko was arrested while attempting to damage the power line between Sudak and Novyi Svit. The FSB report calls him an SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) agent, sent to Crimea to carry out acts of sabotage, as   reported on the FSB website.

    He was allegedly found in possession of two TNT type 200 blocks and a ZTP-50 capped fuse, a mechanism for detonating the explosive device, an RGD-5 grenade …

  • Security Service of Ukraine reported that the separatists released two Ukrainian prisoners

    Vitaliy Rudenko, acting judge of the Luhansk Court of Appeals, was released from captivity by separatists, announced the press service of the Security Service of Ukrain. According to the SBU, Rudenko was returned to Ukrainian-controlled territory the day before with the assistance of the Patriot volunteer group.

    "For nine months he was illegally detained and subjected to torture by the LPR (Lunahsk People’s Republic) MGB. The leadership of the SBU informed the President of Ukraine about the …

  • Security Service of Ukraine detains separatist military official

    For years the counterintelligence of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has been monitoring Sergey Semenchenko, leader of the missile and artillery weaponry service of one of the LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic) battalions. A citizen of Ukraine and resident of Luhansk, Semenchenko was involved in the distribution of ammunition for nearly two years, but later left the separatist-controlled territory for family reasons. According to TSN TV program, he is already in a pre-trial detention center …

  • Security Service of Ukraine suppresses pseudo-protest attempt of ‘ethnic Bulgarians’ orchestrated in Russia

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) suppressed attempts to organize the fake protest action of supposed ethnic Bulgarians in the Zaporizhia and Odessa provinces, the SBU’s website reported.

    As it transpired, the organizer of the anti-Ukrainian events was Sergey Khizhnyak, one of the former leaders of the “Young Regions” public organization.

    “He is one of the former leaders of the ‘Young Regions’ public organization and is hiding in Russian territory. The 30 citizens hired to participate in …

  • Head of SBU: Ukraine provided the UN proof of Russia’s involvement in the conflict in the Donbas

    Ukraine has provided thousands of pages of documentary evidence of Russia's participation in the conflict in the Donbas to the International Court of Justice, as stated by the head of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU), Vasyl Hrytsak, at a briefing on Saturday. The suit itself was filed in mid-January, and in April Ukraine failed to achieve the approval of special measures against Russia in time for the suit’s consideration.

    "All of you know that in January, Ukraine initiated a suit in the …

  • SBU: more than 500 Russians who fought in the Donbas have left for Syria

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has information on more than half a thousand citizens of Russia who, after participating in military operations in the Donbas, went on to fight in Syria, said department head Vasyl Hrytsak during a briefing.

    "I would like to draw your attention to the fact that this is not about the official Russian military contingent in Syria. These are mercenaries of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, under the guise of a private military company called ' …

  • SBU: Putin gave order to undermine situation in Ukraine

    The Head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), Vasyl Hrytsak, has reported details of new attempts by the Russian side to organize provocations in Kyiv.

    "Attempts to undermine Ukraine continue. According to operational information, at a closed meeting of the Russian leadership in May, Putin criticized his aide Surkov for the failure of an operation to destabilize the socio-political situation in Ukraine, and set a new task to achieve the so-called 'resetting' of the ruling regime in …

  • Security Service of Ukraine detains Russian spy in Kyiv

    Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) detained a Russian special services agent in Kyiv who tried to obtain secret military documents and recruit a representative of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, reports the Press Center of SBU.

    "A native and resident of Donetsk, from time to time visiting Kyiv, on instructions from Russian Special Services, intended to obtain information about personnel, provision, deployment, armament and movement along the line of demarcation for military …