Contents tagged with SBU

  • Ukrainian Security Service gives Volker evidence of Russia's involvement in shelling of Mariupol

    Vasyl Hrytsak, Head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), gave US State Department Special Representative Kurt Volker and US Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch evidence of Russia's involvement in crimes against humanity on Ukrainian territory.

    The SBU Press Center reports that Hrytsak specifically transmitted materials about the involvement of the Russian army in the shelling of Mariupol and Volnovakha in 2015, an event that resulted in the deaths of 48 Ukrainians.

    "Along with the escalation of …

  • Ukrainian Security Service accuses RIA Novosti Ukraine of state treason

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) stated that the head of RIA Novosti-Ukraine, Kirill Vyshinsky, was accused of state treason, Press Secretary of the Security Service, Olena Hitlyanska reported on Facebook.

    On May 15, the SBU conducted searches in the office of RIA Novosti-Ukraine. Hitlyanska stated that Vyshinsky was detained.

    Earlier, the SBU revealed that, together with the Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the activities of a network of media structures …

  • Ukrainian Security Service: Russia plans to send 100 Wagner PMC fighters to Donbas

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) announced on its website that it has learned of plans to send roughly 100 fighters from the Wagner Private Military Company (PMC) into the Donbas.

    “Russia’s intelligence agency continues to use Wagner mercenaries to escalate the combat in eastern Ukraine. According to the SBU’s information, in the next few days roughly 100 fighters from the Wagner PMC will arrive in occupied Donetsk to support the DPR terrorist group,” the report states.

    The SBU claims to …

  • SBU: Russian intelligence attempted to abduct Russian citizen from Ukraine

    Russia’s intelligence agency attempted to abduct a Russian from Ukraine, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) reported. The SBU did not name the citizen in question.

    According to SBU, the Russian came to Ukraine in 2014 “as a sign of disagreement with the Kremlin’s aggressive policy”.

    For the operation, Russian intelligence agents hired a group of residents of the Kharkiv region headed by a former police officer. The group had worked periodically in Russia. The members of the group were …

  • SBU detains Deputy of LPR People’s Council who came to collect Ukrainian pension

    Officers of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), who take part in the military operation in the Donbas, detained the Deputy of the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) in the Luhansk region, the press-service of the SBU reports.

    According to the SBU, a resident of the city of Khrustalny (before – Krasnyi Luch) in the Luhansk region, joined illegal armed groups where he was elected a deputy of the so-called People’s Council.

    “Operatives of the special service documented that the perpetrator …

  • Ukrainian Security Service prevents assassination of judge contracted by Russian intelligence agency

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) claims to have prevented the contract killing of a former judge from the Luhansk province ordered by the Russian intelligence agency.

    According to the department, the Russian intelligence agency hired a Ukrainian who had served prison time in separatist controlled Donbas territory in order to commit the act of terror. With their assistance, he was released from prison and agreed to engage in sabotage and reconnaissance activity in Ukraine, and to carry out …

  • Ukrainian Security Service identifies Russian officers who trained PMC Wagner mercenaries

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has identified 26 Russian officers who have been "sent" to serve as combat training instructors for PMC Wagner since 2014, as stated during a briefing by SBU Head Vasyl Hrytsak, the SBU Press Service reports.

    According to Hrytsak, Russian military personnel conducted exercises for “Putin’s private army" that included tactical, fire, engineering and artillery training, as well as training for tank crews, infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel …

  • Ukraine's Security Service prevents provocations by Russian special services  

    The Officers of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) identified and prevented attempts for provocations by the Russian Special Services during the May holidays. As stated on the SBU website, the Russians were using social networks in an attempt to incite the unrest. The group of perpetrators included two Kyiv residents and three residents of the Odessa region. Instructed by the Special Services of the Russian Federation, the group administered anti-Ukrainian communities in the social networks …

  • Ukrainian Security Service publishes list of Wagner mercenaries transported to Syria by Russian Navy

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has released a list of mercenaries from the Wagner Private Military Company (PMC) who were transported to Syria by the Russian Navy, as announced in a statement by SBU head Vasyl Hrytsak, the department’s press service reports.

    “Despite the statements by the Russian Defense Ministry concerning the supposed ‘unsuitability’ of the Varyag cruiser for transporting personnel and equipment, the SBU is disclosing a list of Wagner PMC mercenaries who were secretly …

  • Kyiv: Russia plans large-scale invasion of Ukraine in fall

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has information on Russia's plans to foster preconditions for the deployment of Russian troops into Ukraine this fall, under the pretext of "protecting the Russian-speaking population."

    "We have information about Russia’s plans. We know of the agenda of…a group in Putin’s circle, who have set out to create the preconditions for the deployment of Russian troops in Ukraine this fall, on the pretext of protecting the Russian-speaking population," Viktor …