Contents tagged with SBU

  • Ukrainian Security Service repels Russian cyberattack

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) reports that it has successfully repelled a cyberattack on the network equipment of the Auly Chlorine Distillation Station – the only company in Ukraine that supplies water treatment companies with liquid chlorine for water purification.“Intelligence services specialists in the field of cyber security established that, over the course of several minutes, the company’s technological process control systems and the systems for detecting signs of emergencies …

  • Media: Ukrainian special services are looking for dirt on Prime Minister Groysman

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has begun to search for compromising information on the country's Prime Minister, Volodymyr Groysman, the Obozrevatel news outlet reports referring to unnamed sources.

    According to their information, this happened after the head of the Ukrainian government announced the beginning of the fight against corruption at the Ukrainian customs. "In fact, those who directed the smuggling flows, realizing that they are losing money, want to incriminate the prime …

  • Ukrainian Security Service uncovers company delivering alloy used in missile production to Russia

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) announced that it has uncovered a company in the Kirovohrad province which has been exporting a chemical substance used in the production of military equipment to Russia.

    The private company had carried out a number of export operations to sell bars of the semiconductor monocrystalline gallium arsenide alloy to a Russian company which acted as an intermediary.

    According to the SBU’s report, the chemical substance was then redirected to one of Russia’s …

  • Ukrainian Security Service demands Ukrainian Internet providers block 181 sites

    The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) has sent a letter to Internet providers requiring the blocking of 181 websites on the country’s territory. Strana, which has obtained a copy of the corresponding official document, has reported on this.

    The list includes websites from the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR, web pages created for the Crimean authorities, many Russian news agencies, and all sub-domains of the payment service Webmoney. It also includes the largest Russian information site, ( …

  • Hrytsak explains why Ukrainian Security Service staged Babchenko’s killing

    Vasyl Hrytsak, head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), explained to the German news outlet Bild why the staging of journalist Arkady Babchenko’s murder was necessary, and what was achieved as a result.

    “Since the client thought that Babchenko was really dead, certain contacting and communication took place, which enabled us to carry out procedural and operational activities and document facts which ultimately had decisive significance in the investigation process. Thus managed to obtain …

  • Ukrainian Security Service detains DPR militant in the Donetsk region

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) reported through its press center that SBU officers involved in the Joint Forces Operation detained a militant in the Donetsk region who belongs to the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) .

    Law enforcement officers discovered that in 2014, a resident of Mariupol joined illegal armed groups, where he served as a spy. As a member of the separatists’ “mortar squad,” the perpetrator participated in the shelling of Marinka and Krasnohorivka, and counteracted anti- …

  • RIA Novosti journalist claims Ukrainian Security Service tried to recruit her

    RIA Novosti correspondent in Lithuania Irina Vysokovich said that the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) tried to recruit her. This supposedly took place on June 1 in Kherson, where she had gone to cover the trial of Kirill Vyshinsky, head of RIA Novosti Ukraine, RIA Novosti reports.

    According to Vysokovich, unknown persons in civilian clothes approached her at the entrance to the court hall, after which one of the women started accusing her of working for the First Baltic TV channel, which is …

  • Head of RIA Novosti Ukraine refuses Ukrainian citizenship in court

    Kirill Vyshinsky, head of the publication RIA Novosti Ukraine and a suspect of high treason, publicly refused his Ukrainian citizenship in favor of his Russian citizenship, which he received in 2015, during a trial in the Kherson Oblast Appeals Court.

    "I appeal [for help] to [Ukrainian] President [Petro] Poroshenko regarding my withdrawal from Ukrainian citizenship and ask you to transfer this statement to the presidential administration. From this moment, I consider myself only a citizen of …

  • Ukrainian Security Service opens criminal case against several Ukrainian media outlets for broadcasting DPR Victory Day parade

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) initiated criminal proceedings against several Ukrainian media outlets for broadcasting the Victory Day parade in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), reported the Deputy Chairman of the People's Front faction in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Victoria Syumar.

    Victoria Syumar earlier sent a request to SBU about the matter.

    The response of the security services, which MP posted on her page in Facebook, said that a criminal case was opened …

  • Journalist Babchenko turns up alive after Ukrainian Security Service stages his 'murder'

    Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko is alive. He appeared in front of the TV cameras during the briefing of the head of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU). According to SBU, the "murder" of the journalist was staged.

    Babchenko greeted everyone and apologized for what everyone had to go through. He also apologized to his wife.

    "A separate apology goes to my wife. Olga, I'm sorry, but there were no options. The operation was prepared for two months, " he said.

    He also thanked the SBU for …