Contents tagged with SBU

  • Anti-Corruption Bureau checking National Bank of Ukraine for involvement in loss of billions due to refinancing of insolvent banks

    The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) is checking the legal basis of directing funds towards the refinancing of certain Ukrainian banks as well as the involvement of the leadership of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) in this process. This was stated Artem Sytnyk, Chairman of the NABU.

    "For several months already we have been conducting criminal proceedings that involve the management of the NBU, related to the spending of money allocated to a number of commercial banks for …

  • The SBU is still unable to confirm that Voronenkov’s murderer is an FSB agent

    Ukrainian special services cannot yet give a clear answer as to whether Pavel Parshov was an agent of the FSB. Pashov is the main suspect in the murder of the former deputy of the State Duma, Denis Voronenkov. Russia has opened a criminal case for his assassination, which took place in Kiev.

    "In the case of Parshov, whether he really was an agent of the FSB or not hasn’t been proven. We are still working on it. There is no such information. We read all of this on Facebook and other …

  • SBU General: Putin planned to seize Ukraine in three phases in 2014

    The testimonies of Russian special services agents, arrested in the spring of 2014, indicate that Russia planned to gradually establish control over all regions of Ukraine, as indicated by the former head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) departments in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, General Oleksandr Petrulevych, on the air of 112 Ukraine.

    "According to our information, as well as radio interceptions and intelligence messages, three phases were planned: the first was meant to seize …

  • Media: Putin's advisor Surkov arrives in Luhansk

    Ukrainian intelligence has no information about the trip of Putin's Press Secretary, Dmitry Peskov, to Luhansk. However, there is information about the arrival of an adviser to Vladimir Putin,Vladislav Surkov, as reported by Ukrainskaya Pravda  with reference to sources in intelligence.

    "According to our information, Surkov arrived in the occupied territories on March 28," the interlocutor clarified. "We do not have information about Peskov's arrival."

    In turn, the representative of the …

  • Poroshenko announces reform of the Security Service of Ukraine

    In the near future, the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) will review the concept of reforming the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), President Petro Poroshenko said.

    "In the near future, the NSDC will consider reforming the Security Service using the best practices of NATO member countries. It is assumed that certain functions of the Security Service that are not inherent in the classical security services will be gradually given over to other law enforcement agencies," he said at …

  • Who tortured Ukrainian military scouts detained by separatists?

    Author: Dmytro Snegiryov, Head of Prava Sprava public initiative.

    On March 10th, the press office of the Ministry of State Security (MSS) of the Luhansk People’s Republic (MSS LPR) released a video recording of the interrogation of military scouts of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The Ukrainian captives said on camera that law enforcement agencies in Ukraine as well as soldiers are engaged in subversive activities in the temporarily annexed territories.

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) …

  • Security Service of Ukraine: Russian espionage ring was uncovered in Odessa

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) and military counterintelligence announced the detention of several members of a Russian spy ring in Odessa, as reported by the press service of the SBU.

    As counterintelligence states, the leader and coordinator of the group is a Ukrainian citizen. She was trained in the annexed Crimea, and participated in the events at Kulikovo Field on May 2, 2014.

    "The detention of all active members of the group in Odessa was carried out during a transfer of important …

  • Eurovision participant from Russia banned from entering Ukraine

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has banned Russian singer Yuliya Samoylova from entering the country for three years, although she was meant to represent Russia at the international competition “Eurovision” which will be held in Kyiv in 2017.“The decision was made on the basis of information received about her violating Ukrainian legislation [entering the territory of the Crimea, which is temporarily not controlled by Kyiv, in violation of the procedure established by Ukraine, in 2015]” …

  • Ukraine imposed sanctions on politicians from the Czech Republic and Serbia for visiting the Crimea

    The Security Service of Ukraine decided to ban for a period of five years the entry of four deputies from Serbia and a deputy from the Czech Republic who had traveled to the Crimea. Olena Gitlyanska, the press secretary of the Security Service of Ukraine posted this update on Facebook.

    "The Security Service of Ukraine checked information about the presence of politicians from European and other countries in the Crimea who arrived there at the invitation of the pro-Russian authorities ‘to …

  • Security Service of Ukraine prepares documents banning Russian Eurovision participant from entering Ukraine

    Eurovision, the annual international pop song competition between member states of the European Broadcasting Union, will take place in Kyiv in May 2017. However, Russian participant Yulia Samoylova may not be allowed into Ukraine, because in 2015 the singer violated Ukrainian legislation: she performed in the annexed Crimea in violation of the procedure established by Ukraine.

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) announced previously that it is “making an informed decision about the entry of …