Contents tagged with SBU

  • 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 …

  • Ukraine accuses Russia of organizing a terrorist attack in Kyiv

    The Security Service of Ukraine accused the General Staff of the Russian Federation of organizing terrorist attacks in Kyiv near Espreso TV, where the Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada, Ihor Mosiychuk was injured.

    Two people died and four were injured at an explosion at the building exit of the Espreso TV station in Kyiv at the end of October 2017. The deceased were former employee of the Ministry of Internal affairs Mykhailo Mormil, walking nearby and Police Staff Sergeant Ruslan Kushnir. …

  • Kyiv bans entry to 60 Russian diplomats expelled from the US

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has banned 60 Russian diplomats expelled from the US from entering Ukraine. The Russians’ activities are recognized as incompatible with their diplomatic status, reported SBU on its website.

    The five-year ban affects 48 diplomats from the Russian embassy and 12 from the United Nations headquarters in New York, all of those who were deported from the US on March 26.

    A similar ban was introduced on March 27 against 23 Russian citizens who were expelled from …

  • Ukrainian Security Service: Moscow ordered Russian soldiers stationed in Donbas to hand over their passports

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has published audio recordings of intercepted phone calls made by separatist from the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR).

    “The SBU has acquired repeated evidence of the presence of Russian soldiers in the illegal armed formations of the so-called D/LPR. In the audio recordings of the terrorists’ phone calls that were intercepted by the SBU, one can hear an order from Moscow to immediately hand over the Russian citizenship passports of all …

  • Ukrainian Security service detains an officer of the Ministry for State Security of the DPR

    In Kherson, Ukrainian counter-intelligence officers detained an officer of the so-called intelligence services of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), a woman whose history of activities is connected with the Crimea and Donbas where she advocated for “Russkiy Mir” [Russian world] and recruited citizens of the separatist-held territories and armed units of militants, as reported by TSN news.

    Elina Borozenna is a “Junior Lieutenant” of the so-called Ministry of State Security of the DPR.  After …