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Ukrainian law enforcement authorities detained a militant from the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) in Kharkiv, the press center of the Ukrainian Security Service reported.
The SBU operatives found out that a former resident of the separatist-held Horlivka in Donetsk joined the military of the DPR in February 2015 was known under the nomme de guerre, Kub. As a member of the so-called military intelligence of Novorossiya [ new Russia], he took an active part in the military actions …
The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) resumed investigation against the former President of Georgia and the leader of the Ukrainian political party Movement of New Forces, Mikheil Saakashvili, announced his lawyer Ruslan Chernolutsky on Facebook.
Chernolutsky released the General Prosecutor's Office letter, which refers to the renewal of the investigation conducted by the SBU Main Investigation Department in Kyiv region.
The statement indicates that the investigation was resumed by the …
The press service of the Kyiv Prosecutor Office announced that the prosecutor requested to sentence the Brazilian citizen Rafael Lusvarghi to 14 years in prison on charges of participating in the battles in the Donbas together with the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) militants.
On March 19, the Pavlohrad district court in the Dnipropetrovsk region held another hearing in the Lusvarghi case. He is charged with participating in terrorist organizations and non-statutory armed groups.
During the …
The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) announced that it has uncovered a Russian military intelligence group code-named “Sapphire” operating in Luhansk.
Information about the Sapphire group was disclosed by SBU head of military counterintelligence Serhiy Levchenko during a press briefing. The SBU believes that the intelligence group was established by Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU).
According to Levchenko, the Sapphire group was involved in preparing and carrying out anti- …
Amos Dov Silver, founder of the Israeli cannabis distribution network Telegrass, was arrested in Kyiv on Tuesday, announced Israeli Ambassador to Ukraine Joel Lion.
At the same time, 42 members of the criminal organization were arrested in Israel.
The operation was jointly coordinated by the Israel Police and the Security Service of Ukraine’s directorate for fighting organized crime and corruption.
“The embassy of the State of Israel in Ukraine takes this opportunity to sincerely thank our …
The Ukrainian ambassador in Vienna, Olexander Scherba, was summoned to the Austrian Foreign Ministry because of a one-year ban for Austrian journalist Christian Wehrschütz to enter Ukraine.
According to the report published on the Austrian Foreign Ministry’s website, the Ukrainian ambassador was summoned to the Foreign Ministry for a talk with the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Johannes Peterlik, reports Interfax-Ukraine.
"Peterlik demanded to lift the entry ban, …
Ukraine's Security Service stated that Christian Wehrschütz, head of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ORF) had been barred from entering Ukraine for the sake of his own safety, the press service of the SBU said.
“The reason behind this decision was to ensure the safety of the journalist. We would like to remind that Christian Wehrschütz had said in one of the interviews that he feared for his life in Ukraine. To avoid possible provocations during the stay of the Austrian journalist in …
The Head of Ukrainian Bureau of the Austrian television channel ORF, Christian Vershutsu has been banned from entering Ukraine. According to the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU)The reason is the threat he poses to national security.
“The head of the Ukrainian bureau of the Austrian television channel ORF, Christian Vershutsu, was banned from entering Ukraine for one year. This is reported by my sources in the Ukrainian Security Service,” the first deputy head of the Rada Committee on Freedom …
Ukraine can and must create a “retaliation”, “deterrence and attack” weapon in order to “adequately respond” to Russia, Oleh Starikov, a retired colonel of the Security Service of Ukraine, said on News One TV channel.
According to him, “retaliation” weapons are short-range missiles with a range of 500–1000 kilometers.
“This is a weapon for deterrence and attack,” Starikov said.
At present, Ukraine does not possess such missiles but it can create them at the Yuzhmash plant. The former colonel …
The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has confirmed that Svetlana Dryuk aka “Veterok”, a former tank battalion commander for the “People’s Militia” of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), has been evacuated to government-controlled territory.
“The SBU confirms that a mercenary from the Russian illegal armed groups in the Donbas, tank battalion chief of staff Svetlana Dryuk, has been brought into Ukraine-controlled territory,” the SBU’s press department stated.
According to the …