Contents tagged with SBU

  • Security Service of Ukraine accuses W-net internet provider of having ties to the Russian FSB

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) conducted searches in the offices of W-Net internet provider, as reported by Elena Hitlyanskaya, press secretary of the Security Service of Ukraine, on her Facebook page.

    “The SBU confirms that it is conducting sanctioned searches in the office of internet provider W-net Ukraine LLC. The investigative activities are taking place in the framework of an open criminal case according to sec. 3 art. 110-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (financing actions …

  • Security Service of Ukraine conducted searches in the offices of Russian media giant Yandex

    On May 29, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) conducted searches in the Kyiv and Odessa offices of the Russian internet search and IT Company Yandex. Yandex stated that they do not know the reasons for the search.

    "Representatives of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) are currently in our offices in Kyiv and Odessa. We do not have information regarding the reasons for today's actions of the SBU. Attorneys have already left for our offices. Within the framework of legal procedures, we are …

  • Ukrainian MP: U.S. and EU advised Ukraine not to fight against Russia during the annexation of Crimea

    Representatives of the United States and Europe recommended Ukraine not to enter armed conflict with Russia and not to declare martial law during the seizure of the Crimea by Russia in 2014.

    This was stated by the then-acting head of the presidential administration, Sergei Pashinsky, on channel "112 Ukraine" while answering a question about whether the EU and U.S. had really advised not to defend the Crimea.

    "The Americans and Europeans recommended our country not to engage in an armed …

  • Security Service of Ukraine: Russia prepared massive protests to demand Hungarian autonomy in Zakarpattia

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) claims that it has disrupted Russian provocation on behalf of the Hungarian community in Zakarpattia.

    Plans were made to utilize a conference of national minorities which was supposed to be held in Ukraine between May 17 and 19, the SBU website reports.

    Against the backdrop of statements about autonomy, confrontations were supposed to take place with local nationalists. Russia had also planned to bring in provocateurs to incite clashes and confrontation …

  • SBU conducts searches in Ukraine’s biggest investment firm

    On April 26, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) conducted a search at Dragon Capital, Ukraine’s biggest investment firm, which specializes in investment banking and brokering services. The company was founded in 2000. In 2007-2017, one of the minority stakes in Dragon Capital was held by Goldman Sachs, one of the biggest world banks.

    After the search was complete, Olga Beloblovskaya, head of the Dragon Capital press service, posted on Facebook: “The search was conducted within the framework …

  • Security Service of Ukraine will hold anti-terrorist exercises near the Crimea

    Anti-terrorist exercises will be held on April 21st in the Henichesk district of the Kherson region which borders on the Russian-annexed Crimea, as reported by Krym.Realii.

    "These are ordinary systematic drills, which we conduct from time to time," the head of the Kherson SBU HQ administration’s press service, Victoria Shakula, explained.

    According to her, the exercise will be conducted by the Coordinating Group of the Antiterrorist Center under the management of SBU (Security Service of …

  • The website of the Ukrainian state-owned passport company temporarily ceased operations

    The website of the state-owned company, Document, which handles the registration and issuance of passports and ID-cards, ceased its work for an indefinite period of time, according to a message that appeared on their website.

    "For technical reasons, none of the services of the Passport Service, including registration and issuance of passports and ID-cards, are being conducted," the message says.

    The press secretary of the State Enterprise, Document, Volodymyr Polishchuk, stated on channel 112 …

  • The DPR said SBU officer ordered the murders of separatist commanders Givi and Motorola

    A spokesperson of the so-called Ministry of State Security or MGB of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, Maria Petrova, said that the man behind the killings of the separatist leaders Arsen Pavlov, aka “Motorola” and Mikhail Tolstykh, aka “Givi”, is a high-ranking SBU officer named Alexei Petrov, Rossiya 24 TV channel reported.

    Petrova alleges that there are special units in the Department of Counterintelligence of the SBU that are conducting a "terrorist war" against the Donbas. …

  • The Prosecutor General's Office conducts searches of Ukraine's largest oil company

    On April 5, the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine (GPU), together with the Security Service (SBU), began searches of the PJSC (public joint stock company) Ukrnafta. 50% + 1 share of Ukrnafta belongs to Naftogaz of Ukraine (NAK), and 42% of shares are held by Ihor Kolomoyskyi and Gennadiy Bogolyubov, who are former shareholders of PrivatBank [the largest bank in Ukraine, which was nationalized at the end of 2016].

    The press service of Ukrnafta said that searches are being conducted in …

  • Security Service of Ukraine discloses account of surrendered Russian spy

    Officials of the Security Service disclosed an attempt by Russian special services to recruit a resident of the Luhansk region, who worked in Russia.

    According to the Security Service’s press service, the Ukrainian came to the attention of Russian special forces in late 2016 during an illegal stay in Russia.

    “The man was unofficially employed in a company, and this fact was used to pressure him and coerce him to go against the interests of Ukraine,” the Security Service noted.

    After the man …