Contents tagged with SBU

  • Security Service of Ukraine has started to investigate European politicians who traveled to the Crimea

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) will analyze information regarding politicians from Europe and other countries who travel to the Crimea and decide whether to impose sanctions against them, as stated by the Secretary of the NSDC (National Security and Defense Council) of Ukraine, Oleksandr Turchynov, according to his press service.

    “The SBU will prepare and submit to the NSDC of Ukraine a list of officials from the European Parliament, as well as politicians from European Union countries, …

  • SBU Head: Russian Eurovision contestant should not be allowed to enter Ukraine

    The head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), Vasyl Gritsak, believes that Ukraine should prohibit the entry of the Russian representative to Eurovision-2017, Yulia Samoylova. While speaking with journalists on Friday, Grytsak said that the decision has not been made yet, but he is personally in favor of the ban.

    "My opinion is the law is for everyone! If a person crossed the border of the annexed territory – the Autonomous Republic of Crimea - this means she committed an administrative …

  • Ukrainian authorities crackdown on Donbas blockaders sparking protests across the country

    The trade blockade Headquarters redoubt at the Kryvyi Torets railway station in the Shcherbynivka locality of the Donetsk region was captured by members of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) and the Rapid Operational Response Unit (KORD) of the National Police on March 13. The blockade Headquarters posted about this on its Facebook page. [The blockade of the uncontrolled Donbas territories was started by war veterans in Eastern Ukraine at the end of January 2017, with the demand for …

  • SBU: Russia is sending billions of rubles to separatist republics in Eastern Ukraine

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) made a statement that Russia is financing the self-proclaimed LPR (Luhasnk Peple's Republic) and DPR (Donetsk People's Republic), and that the extent of the aid is calculated to be billions of rubles.

    So far the SBU has inspected channels of such financing within a number of previously opened criminal proceedings. According to authorities, the LNR alone is anticipating revenues of more than 11 billion rubles ($190 mln USD) in the first quarter of 2017, …

  • The SBU and the Prosecutor General's Office accused Russia of secretly promoting the federalization of Ukraine

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has accused Russia of bribing representatives of local and central government to secretly promote the federalization of Ukraine. This was reported at a briefing by the head of the SBU, Vasyl Hrytsak and by Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko.

    According to them, one of the main objectives of Russian policy towards Ukraine is to secretly federalize Ukraine breaking it onto free economic zones, carrying out elections of the local governors, providing Russian …

  • SBU: Russia is preparing provocations for the events commemorating the anniversary of Maidan

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) stated that Russia is preparing provocations involving violence at the events commemorating the anniversary of the shootings on Maidan.

    "Last year, Russian agents intensified their activity on the eve of commemoration of events of 2014. This time, calls for violence could be heard again from Russia," said the Chief of Staff of the SBU, Oleksandr Tkachuk, at a briefing on Wednesday, February 15.

    ''According to our data, around 18 events are scheduled for …

  • Head of SBU Counterintelligence says that Russia has changed its strategy

    Russia seeks to undermine stability in all regions of Ukraine, now with the involvement of criminals, according to Vitaly Naida, head of counterintelligence of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) in response to a question about the main "enemy’s scenarios" during an interview with Liga.net."As of today, these are attempts to undermine the situation in all regions of Ukraine, including through the involvement of criminals: both our local ones and those brought from Russia. Everything will do, …

  • Captured separatist: I fought against the Ukrainian military because I needed money

    A separatist soldier captured by Ukrainian military during the fighting near Avdiivka on January 29 said that the he fought against the Ukrainian military because of lack of money.

    He said this during questioning by the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU).

    "I was born on June 16, 1988 in Makiivka. In 2014 I fought against the Ukrainian Forces on the side of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic in Vostok battalion. I was a gunner. My call sign was Golova (Head). In 2016, after I left, I worked …

  • Media: SBU prevented a murder attempt on MP Anton Herashchenko

    The Security Service of Ukraine prevented the assassination of an MP from the faction People's Front, Anton Herashchenko, censor.net reported.

    It was noted that two Ukrainian citizens, imprisoned in the occupied Crimea, were released on parole and agreed to attempt to assassinate the MP. One of them has faced similar charges three times already. According to the investigators, their actions were coordinated by Andrey Tikhonov, a former Ukrainian citizen, who fought on the side of the LPR, and …

  • Savchenko published the lists of POWs despite SBU’s opposition

    Despite the opposition of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), Nadiya Savchenko has published on her Facebook page a list of the Ukrainians who are imprisoned by the LPR and DPR, as well as those who are considered missing. She also posted the names of those who the DPR (Donetsk People's Republic) and LPR (Luhansk People's Republic) demand to be released. The SBU believes that this move could harm the prisoner exchange process and their families. Savchenko herself believes the opposite: that …