Contents tagged with SBU

  • Media: Ukraine fails to sanction 40 Russian companies from the US and EU sanctions list

    The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) "forgot" to include dozens of Russian companies that are included in the sanctions list of the US Treasury, stated Ukrainian MP Svitlana Zalishchuk in her article for Ukrayinska Pravda.

    According to Zalishchuk, the journalist Valentyna Samar and journalists from the Center for Journalistic Investigations noticed that forty individuals and companies involved in the annexation of the Crimea and operating in the Donbas that are included …

  • Ukrainian Security Service lists top theories on Zakharchenko assassination

    Vasyl Hrytsak, head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), denies that Ukraine was involved in the recent assassination of Alexander Zakharchenko, leader of the unrecognized Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR).

    “In my view, the situation is predictable. What is happening is a methodical clean-up of everyone who in 2014 facilitated the bringing of Russian forces into the Donbas, who facilitated the creation of the pseudo people’s "republics"… We believe that this is a methodical clean-up of …

  • Ukrainian Security Service to conduct anti-terrorist exercises in Transcarpathia

    From August 15 to 17, large-scale, special-tactic, anti-terrorist exercises will be conducted in the Transcarpathian region, reported the press center of the regional department of the State Security Service of Ukraine (SBU).

    Training will be held in Velykobereznyansky, Perechynsky and Uzhhorod regions in conditions as realistic as possible and using special equipment and weapons. The National Police, National Guard, Armed Forces of Ukraine, State Border Service, State Emergency Service of …

  • LPR deputy receives 8 years sentence after returning to Ukraine to collect pension

    The Security Service of Ukraine [SBU] reported that the District Court of Lysychansk in Luhansk region sentenced a Deputy of the so-called Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) to eight years’ imprisonment after he was detained after crossing the demarcation line in the Donbas of contact in May.

    “Law enforcement officers established that the resident of Khrustalnyi (previously named Krasnyi Luch) joined the ranks of illegal armed groups in 2014. The criminal actively supported the Russian armed …

  • Security Service of Ukraine shows an arsenal of weapons seized from Savchenko

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) showed weapons, which, it is alleged, the deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Nadiya Savchenko and head of the prisoner liberation center “Officers Corps” Volodymyr Ruban, planned to use for terrorist attacks in Kyiv.

    The SBU stated that in part, the suspects were stockpiling automatic weapons, mortars, grenade launchers and ammunition to start a coup. These weapons were received from representatives of the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. …

  • 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, ria.ru ( …

  • 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 …