Contents tagged with SBU

  • 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 urges general public to participate in development of law against Russian propaganda

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has created a Facebook page for receiving suggestions on the development of a bill to counteract Russia hybrid warfare.

    “Every patriot of Ukraine can leave their suggestions regarding the list of actions which represent a threat to the national interests of Ukraine, and require a legal reaction, on the specially created Facebook page or by sending an email to [email protected],” the SBU’s statement reads. …

  • Ukrainian Security Service uncovers Russian Special Services intelligence network in the Donbas

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) reports that its employees have uncovered an agent network in the Donbas that is organized by representatives of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces.

    According to the department's press office, law enforcement officers established that Russian Special Services recruited two residents of Lysychansk and Kostiantynivka through acquaintances located in the separatist-held territories of the Donbas.

    They received …

  • 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 …

  • Security Service of Ukraine conducted searches in the offices of Russian media giant Yandex

    On May 29, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) conducted searches in the Kyiv and Odessa offices of the Russian internet search and IT Company Yandex. Yandex stated that they do not know the reasons for the search.

    "Representatives of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) are currently in our offices in Kyiv and Odessa. We do not have information regarding the reasons for today's actions of the SBU. Attorneys have already left for our offices. Within the framework of legal procedures, we are …

  • Ukrainian MP: U.S. and EU advised Ukraine not to fight against Russia during the annexation of Crimea

    Representatives of the United States and Europe recommended Ukraine not to enter armed conflict with Russia and not to declare martial law during the seizure of the Crimea by Russia in 2014.

    This was stated by the then-acting head of the presidential administration, Sergei Pashinsky, on channel "112 Ukraine" while answering a question about whether the EU and U.S. had really advised not to defend the Crimea.

    "The Americans and Europeans recommended our country not to engage in an armed …

  • Security Service of Ukraine: Russia prepared massive protests to demand Hungarian autonomy in Zakarpattia

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) claims that it has disrupted Russian provocation on behalf of the Hungarian community in Zakarpattia.

    Plans were made to utilize a conference of national minorities which was supposed to be held in Ukraine between May 17 and 19, the SBU website reports.

    Against the backdrop of statements about autonomy, confrontations were supposed to take place with local nationalists. Russia had also planned to bring in provocateurs to incite clashes and confrontation …

  • SBU conducts searches in Ukraine’s biggest investment firm

    On April 26, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) conducted a search at Dragon Capital, Ukraine’s biggest investment firm, which specializes in investment banking and brokering services. The company was founded in 2000. In 2007-2017, one of the minority stakes in Dragon Capital was held by Goldman Sachs, one of the biggest world banks.

    After the search was complete, Olga Beloblovskaya, head of the Dragon Capital press service, posted on Facebook: “The search was conducted within the framework …

  • Security Service of Ukraine will hold anti-terrorist exercises near the Crimea

    Anti-terrorist exercises will be held on April 21st in the Henichesk district of the Kherson region which borders on the Russian-annexed Crimea, as reported by Krym.Realii.

    "These are ordinary systematic drills, which we conduct from time to time," the head of the Kherson SBU HQ administration’s press service, Victoria Shakula, explained.

    According to her, the exercise will be conducted by the Coordinating Group of the Antiterrorist Center under the management of SBU (Security Service of …

  • The website of the Ukrainian state-owned passport company temporarily ceased operations

    The website of the state-owned company, Document, which handles the registration and issuance of passports and ID-cards, ceased its work for an indefinite period of time, according to a message that appeared on their website.

    "For technical reasons, none of the services of the Passport Service, including registration and issuance of passports and ID-cards, are being conducted," the message says.

    The press secretary of the State Enterprise, Document, Volodymyr Polishchuk, stated on channel 112 …