Contents tagged with SBU

  • Ukrainian Security Service shuts down the operation of the office of ‘pro-Kremlin hackers’ in Kyiv

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) claims to have unmasked the activities of the office of "pro-Kremlin hackers" in Kyiv.

    The SBU press center says that "the hacker group controlled by the FSB of Russia organized cyberattacks, in particular against critical infrastructure facilities, state, and bank institutions."

    According to the department, the persons involved in the case used internet anonymizers to prevent the identification of the attacks, and used so-called "bot farms" to conduct …

  • 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]. …

  • Security Service of Ukraine accuses Russia of trying to provoke a conflict between Ukrainian churches

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) believes that Russia is trying to provoke conflict between Ukrainian Orthodox churches, as stated at a briefing by Deputy Chairman of the Security Service of Ukraine Viktor Kononenko.

    “The representatives of Russian special services considered the prospect of developing confrontation within the Ukrainian Orthodoxy. The Russia’s future efforts would aim at provoking an escalation of conflict there in the near future. The Russians plan to exploit the …

  • Russian FSB detains Ukrainian citizen in Crimea on suspicion of working for Ukrainian Secret Service

    Ukrainian citizen Konstantin Davydenko, who has been detained in Simferopol, confessed that he was assigned by the Security Service of Ukraine to go to the Crimea to collect information, reported TASS, citing a video recording by the FSB. The suspect’s testimony was recorded on video, the report said.

    On the video, Davydenko said that he arrived in the Crimea “following instructions of the Ukrainian Secret Service” and that he had to give information to someone named Vitaly.

    The detained man …

  • SBU investigates the work of Adidas, Puma and DHL in the Crimea

    The Main Directorate of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea is conducting investigations for criminal proceedings regarding possible work by German companies DHL Express, Adidas and Puma on the annexed peninsula,  as stated in an SBU response to a request by Krym.Realii.

    "We report that the findings of the Ministry on matters of the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons of Ukraine regarding the possible carrying out of sales- …

  • SBU questions Saakashvili for more than two hours

    The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) questioned former Georgian president and leader of the Movement of New Forces party Mikheil Saakashvili for two and a half hours, said the politician’s lawyer Ruslan Chernolutsky, RBC news agency reports.

    “Everything happened as it should during questioning, questions were asked. The questioning lasted nearly two and a half hours, and all questions were answered. Everything was done sensitively, there are no complaints against the SBU investigators. The …

  • Security Service of Ukraine warns that FSB is 'hunting' Ukrainians in Russia

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) said that the FSB is hunting Ukrainians in Russian territory, and says that it is extremely dangerous to travel to the “aggressor country”. A statement to this effect was released on the SBU’s official website.

    In this connection the SBU warned Ukrainians of the danger of being in Russia, which is confirmed by “multiple documented facts of Russian provocation as part of the hybrid war”.According to SBU head Vasyl Hrytsak, Russian intelligence is “trying to …

  • 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 …

  • SBU collected almost 400 pieces of evidence proving Russian armed aggression against Ukraine

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has collected 393 pieces of evidence of the armed aggression of the Russian troops against Ukraine as well as the humiliation of Ukrainian prisoners of war, the SBU press service reports.  The SBU has published the new evidence in a newsletter prepared in three languages – Ukrainian, English, and Russian.

    "This is the fifth edition, prepared based on the results of a poll carried out by the security officers. Forty-three more Ukrainian citizens who had …

  • SBU detains one of its employees for spying for Russia

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) exposed a senior expert adviser from its central departments that had been cooperating with the Russian special services, as reported on the SBU website.

    "The SBU operatives found that the Lieutenant Colonel had been handing over the classified information to the representatives of the aggressor country. He also assisted the Russian special services in conducting espionage and subversive activities to the detriment of the national security of Ukraine," the …