Contents tagged with SBU

  • 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 …

  • SBU receives ‘green light' to start investigation into former DPR intelligence chief involved in downing of MH17

    On December 14th, the Security Service of Ukraine received an authorization for a special (in absentia) investigation against the former intelligence chief of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Sergey Dubinsky, aka Hmuriy (Gloomy), as reported by Ukrainski Novyny news agency.

    Major General of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Russian Federation, Dubinsky, led the intelligence for separatists from July 7, 2014 to January 2, 2015. In an effort to conceal the participation of the Russian …

  • SBU finds Russian agent in Ukrainian government

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) reported the uncovering of a Russian agent who worked in the secretariat of the Ukrainian government.

    Ukrainian News agency reported the arrest of Stanislav Yezhov, deputy protocol supervisor of the Ukrainian prime minister.

    According to the SBU, the official was recruited by Russian intelligence during a “long trip abroad”. “On the instructions of Russian supervisors, using special equipment, the official collected information on the operation of the …

  • Poroshenko: conflict between Ukrainian law enforcement bodies reminds me of the Latin American Carnival

    President Petro Poroshenko has said that inter-departmental conflicts, quarrels and intrigues are unacceptable, the presidential press service reports.

    "In speaking about the work of the entire law enforcement system, I cannot, unfortunately, ignore public interagency conflicts. I will say again, unfortunately, they have gone beyond reasonable competition, which – to a certain extent -  is still needed everywhere, because competition, including between law enforcement agencies, is the engine …

  • SBU: Russian special services planning to falsify elections in Ukraine

    Russia is deliberately working to falsify the results of future elections in Ukraine, scheduled for 2019, stated the deputy head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), Viktor Kononenko, at the National Expert Forum "Ukraine: Striving for Balance" in Kyiv, Radio Liberty reports.

    "Today, the main threat is the undermining of the domestic situation. What we see is that the main efforts of Russian special services are now directed into the country. Already, no one believes in an early and …

  • SBU: mercenaries of Wagner private military company arrived in Luhansk from Russia

    The Security Service of Ukraine reported that additional forces from the private military company Wagner arrived at the separatist-controlled territory of the Luhansk region. The website of the SBU states that they came to support the separatist Igor Kornet, after the conflict between him and former head of LPR Igor Plotnitsky which resulted in Plotnitsky fleeing to Russia.

    The special service reported that in 2015, Kornet and the head of the Wagner private military company under the …

  • Security Service of Ukraine detains a Russian spy who worked for Ukrainian National Guard

    The Security Service of Ukraine detained a National Guard Servicewoman named Rodionova, who, according to the investigation, was recruited by Russian special services, as stated by the head of the SBU (Security Service of Ukraine), Vasyl Hrytsak, at a briefing on Wednesday.

    "This woman visited the Russian Federation last year during the summer, she has a sister there. She was recruited by the Russian Special Services during her visit. She had even two pseudonyms, as she claimed – “the 45th” …

  • Ukraine accuses Russian private military company Wagner of involvement in Donbas conflict

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) said that the Wagner Group, a Russian private military company, participated in conflicts in the Donbas in 2014, and subsequently in Syria.

    “An evidence base has been collected on the activity of Russian soldiers in the Donbas and in Syria, the activity of the Wagner Group. The campaign’s leader is Dmitry Utkin. This project makes it possible for the Kremlin to tell the international community that there are none of its soldiers there [in Eastern Ukraine],” …

  • Russian performers touring Ukraine will have to inform SBU about their visit 30 days in advance

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has required concert organizers to inform the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) about the events featuring Russian artists at least 30 days in advance. 232 deputies voted in favor of Bill 6682 which only required 226 to pass.

    If a Russian artist is scheduled to perform at the event, the organizer must request information from the Security Service at least 30 days in advance to determine whether there are legal grounds preventing the artist from participating in …

  • SBU: the DPR ‘representative office’ in France was opened by politicians sponsored by the Kremlin

    Marginal French politicians and experts financed by the Kremlin took part in the opening of a fake "representative office" of the separatist DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic) in Marseilles, as reported by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) on their Facebook page. The report notes that the SBU knows well the identities of five French citizens who attended the opening ceremony of the DPR center in Marseilles.

    "Huber Fayyar, the chairman of the center, together with like-minded people Christian …