Contents tagged with Hrytsak

  • Poroshenko awards Hero of Ukraine title to the head of Ukrainian Security Service

    The head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), Vasyl Hrytsak, received the Hero of Ukraine title. The Presidential Administration of Ukraine published the relevant decree on May 9, reports Radio Liberty.

    According to the document, together with the title, Hrytsak will receive the Order of the Golden Star.

    “For selfless service to the Ukrainian people, an outstanding personal contribution to the protection of state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine,” the presidential decree …

  • Ukrainian Security Service catch seven Russian agents responsible for terrorist acts

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has arrested seven members of a sabotage and reconnaissance group from Russia who were behind a number of terrorist attacks, SBU head Vasyl Hrytsak announced at a press conference.

    “The SBU has halted the activity in our national territory of a seven-person sabotage and reconnaissance terrorist group belonging to the Russian intelligence services. They have all been arrested,” he said.

    According to Hrytsak, since the start of 2017, several such groups …

  • Ukrainian Security Service: Russian private military company Wagner active in Syria and Sudan

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has published documents belonging to mercenaries from the Private Military Company (PMC) Wagner which confirm that it is a secret detachment of Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU). 

    “Russia continues to lie shamelessly, trying to justify its crimes committed throughout the world. The Kremlin doesn’t stop ‘shouting’ that its GRU armed divisions are not protecting dictator regimes in Sudan and Syria, and were not involved in the killing of …

  • Ukrainian Security Service expels Belarusian citizen for anti-Ukrainian propaganda

    The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) expelled a Belarusian citizen, Pavel Karnazytsky and banned him from entering Ukraine for three years. Karnazytsky had often taken part in TV programs on different Channels and positioned himself as a political observer, reported the SBU’s website. 

    "The SBU blocked the destructive activity of the Belarusian citizen Pavel Karnazytsky who disseminated anti-Ukrainian propaganda in the territory of our country. Operatives found out that the foreign national, …

  • 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 …

  • Poroshenko: Mass terrorist attacks were being prepared in Ukraine

    At a meeting with the head of the SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) Vasyl Hrytsak, President Petro Poroshenko instructed the Security Service of Ukraine to investigate the head of the "Officers Corps," Volodymy Ruban’s case, in the shortest possible time.

    "I order General Hrytsak to take the investigation of this case under his personal control, I want to emphasize that this is not about the driver [Volodymyr Ruban was driving a car that brought weapons from the separatist-held territories]. …

  • Hrytsak: there are Russian agents among SBU employees

    People who cooperate with Russian special services are working in the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), including those who are at high positions, the head of the SBU Vasyl Hrytsak stated it in an interview to Interfax-Ukraine. Employees of the department have detained "counterintelligence agents" themselves, including colonels and lieutenant colonels on suspicion of working for Russian special services.

    He explained that before the change of power in 2014 "favorable conditions existed for …

  • Head of SBU: Ukrainian politicians should be disallowed from traveling to Russia

    The head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), Vasyl Hrytsak, proposed to legislatively prohibit visits to Russia by members of Parliament, politicians and public figures.

    In answering journalists’ questions on Saturday in Kyiv regarding the decision to introduce biometric control of Russian citizens’ entry to Ukraine in 2018, Hrytsak said, "This will definitely help us in our work. I support the President’s initiative. I would go even further, I would introduce a legislative ban and …

  • 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 …