Contents tagged with SBU

  • Ukrainian Security Service detains Russian mercenaries planning to assassinate Ukrainian Defense Minister and Military Intelligence Chief

    As a result of a multi-stage special operation, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) neutralized a sabotage and reconnaissance group of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Russian Armed Forces  (better known as the GRU). The members of the group were preparing assassinations of the Ukrainian Defense Minister, the Chief of the Ukrainian Main Intelligence Directorate and a well-known Ukrainian activist.

    According to the SBU, the group consisted of career employees of the Russian military …

  • Ukrainian Security Service has identified almost 900 Russian servicemen responsible for war crimes in Kyiv region

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) reported that it had identified almost 900 Russian servicemen who committed crimes against civilians in the Kyiv region. "The Ukrainian special services have all the information on the occupiers, as well as evidence of their atrocities," said SBU spokesman Artem Dekhtyarenko.

    According to him, the SBU is currently verifying more than 2,500 Russian soldiers who serve in units that were deployed to the Kyiv region. As part of the investigation, 7,000 …

  • Kyiv: Russia tried to create breakaway republics in western Ukraine

    The Russian authorities planned to create so-called "people's republics" in the western regions of Ukraine. Preparations to overthrow the constitutional order have been carried out since the last summer, reported the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU).

    The SBU published a video of the interrogation of a member of this group who agreed to cooperate with investigators.

    The person said he was recruited by a retired Russian intelligence officer - the organizer of the "plot". He proposed to create a …

  • Ukraine's representative in talks with Russia killed while being detained by Ukrainian Security Service

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) shot and killed during the detention a member of the Ukrainian negotiating team Denis Kireyev. He was suspected of high treason, reported Ukrayinska Pravda and several Ukrainian media outlets, citing representatives of the security forces and politicians.

    According to Ukrayinska Pravda, the SBU had solid proof of Kireyev's treason, including recordings of telephone conversations. Kireyev participated in the first round of negotiations between Ukraine and …

  • Ukrainian Security Service detains former MP of Luhansk People’s Republic

    Counterintelligence of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) has detained a former "MP" of so-called Luhansk People’s Republic.

    SBU officials found that in 2014 this individual took part in establishing illegal government bodies in the territory of the Luhansk region which is not under Ukraine’s control. The individual was also involved in the creation and adoption of the "LPR constitution".

    While executing the arrest warrant, the SBU found a "LPR passport ", as well as "LPR registration …

  • Ukrainian Security Service blocks transit channel of Russian military equipment through Ukraine

    Counterintelligence of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) blocked the international channel for transit through Ukraine of Russian military goods destined to the countries on the UN Security Council sanctions list, reported the SBU press service.

    "Law enforcement officers have documented and stopped the illegal activities of the management of one of the Kyiv based companies, which planned to illegally supply helicopter equipment components to one of the African countries," the statement …

  • Ukrainian Security Service asks Google and Apple to block Russian mobile apps

    The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) is in talks with Google and Apple to impose a ban on mobile applications of Russian companies which are under Ukrainian sanctions, Radio Liberty reports, citing the SBU’s press service.

    "As of today, discussions are continuing with Google and Apple regarding legal ways to block mobile applications developed by legal entities, which have been subject to special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions) and which provide access to the resources/ …

  • Ukrainian Security Service asks Google and Apple to block banned Russian apps

    The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) has requested that Goggle and Apple block banned Russian applications, reports the SBU’s press service.

    "The Security Service of Ukraine has appealed to companies "Google, LLC" and "Apple Inc." about the presence on their services "Play Market" and "App Store" of mobile applications, including Russian social networks, developed by legal entities, which are subject to economic and other restrictive sanctions" the statement reads.

    In addition, the SBU asks …

  • Belarus to hand over detained Wagner mercenaries to Russia

    Mercenaries from the Russian Private Military Company the Wagner Group, who were detained near Minsk, can be handed over to Russia very soon, reported Interfax, citing an unnamed source.

    According to media reports, the mercenaries "will be handed over to the Russia for further investigation in the near future, possibly before the end of the week." They will leave Minsk, presumably by air.

    The Russian Embassy in Belarus has confirmed that work is underway to return detained Russians.

    Earlier, …

  • Russia: Ukrainian Security Service behind detention of Wagner mercenaries in Belarus

    Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) is behind the detention of Russian mercenaries in Belarus, writes the Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda with reference to an informed source.

    33 Russian citizens were detained in Belarus on July 29th. According to Belarusian law enforcement officials, they came to the country to destabilize the situation before the presidential elections. Ukraine said that among the detainees there are those who fought in the Donbas and asked for their extradition. …