Contents tagged with SBU

  • Ukrainian Security Service uncovers company delivering alloy used in missile production to Russia

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) announced that it has uncovered a company in the Kirovohrad province which has been exporting a chemical substance used in the production of military equipment to Russia.

    The private company had carried out a number of export operations to sell bars of the semiconductor monocrystalline gallium arsenide alloy to a Russian company which acted as an intermediary.

    According to the SBU’s report, the chemical substance was then redirected to one of Russia’s …

  • Ukrainian Security Service demands Ukrainian Internet providers block 181 sites

    The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) has sent a letter to Internet providers requiring the blocking of 181 websites on the country’s territory. Strana, which has obtained a copy of the corresponding official document, has reported on this.

    The list includes websites from the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR, web pages created for the Crimean authorities, many Russian news agencies, and all sub-domains of the payment service Webmoney. It also includes the largest Russian information site, ( …

  • Hrytsak explains why Ukrainian Security Service staged Babchenko’s killing

    Vasyl Hrytsak, head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), explained to the German news outlet Bild why the staging of journalist Arkady Babchenko’s murder was necessary, and what was achieved as a result.

    “Since the client thought that Babchenko was really dead, certain contacting and communication took place, which enabled us to carry out procedural and operational activities and document facts which ultimately had decisive significance in the investigation process. Thus managed to obtain …

  • Ukrainian Security Service detains DPR militant in the Donetsk region

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) reported through its press center that SBU officers involved in the Joint Forces Operation detained a militant in the Donetsk region who belongs to the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) .

    Law enforcement officers discovered that in 2014, a resident of Mariupol joined illegal armed groups, where he served as a spy. As a member of the separatists’ “mortar squad,” the perpetrator participated in the shelling of Marinka and Krasnohorivka, and counteracted anti- …

  • RIA Novosti journalist claims Ukrainian Security Service tried to recruit her

    RIA Novosti correspondent in Lithuania Irina Vysokovich said that the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) tried to recruit her. This supposedly took place on June 1 in Kherson, where she had gone to cover the trial of Kirill Vyshinsky, head of RIA Novosti Ukraine, RIA Novosti reports.

    According to Vysokovich, unknown persons in civilian clothes approached her at the entrance to the court hall, after which one of the women started accusing her of working for the First Baltic TV channel, which is …

  • Head of RIA Novosti Ukraine refuses Ukrainian citizenship in court

    Kirill Vyshinsky, head of the publication RIA Novosti Ukraine and a suspect of high treason, publicly refused his Ukrainian citizenship in favor of his Russian citizenship, which he received in 2015, during a trial in the Kherson Oblast Appeals Court.

    "I appeal [for help] to [Ukrainian] President [Petro] Poroshenko regarding my withdrawal from Ukrainian citizenship and ask you to transfer this statement to the presidential administration. From this moment, I consider myself only a citizen of …

  • Ukrainian Security Service opens criminal case against several Ukrainian media outlets for broadcasting DPR Victory Day parade

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) initiated criminal proceedings against several Ukrainian media outlets for broadcasting the Victory Day parade in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), reported the Deputy Chairman of the People's Front faction in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Victoria Syumar.

    Victoria Syumar earlier sent a request to SBU about the matter.

    The response of the security services, which MP posted on her page in Facebook, said that a criminal case was opened …

  • Journalist Babchenko turns up alive after Ukrainian Security Service stages his 'murder'

    Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko is alive. He appeared in front of the TV cameras during the briefing of the head of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU). According to SBU, the "murder" of the journalist was staged.

    Babchenko greeted everyone and apologized for what everyone had to go through. He also apologized to his wife.

    "A separate apology goes to my wife. Olga, I'm sorry, but there were no options. The operation was prepared for two months, " he said.

    He also thanked the SBU for …

  • Kremlin states the officers responsible for downing MH17 flight were not part of Russian armed forces

    The International Investigative Team Bellingcat reported that during their investigation, they managed to identify one more Russian military who is likely involved in the downing of the MH17 flight. In response, the Russian Ministry of Defense called their findings “speculation.”

    “What attracts attention is that the investigators’ speculation, which is dismal in its stupidity, is based on the imitation of a radio intercept conversation of unidentified persons, which was published on July 18, 20 …

  • Russia accused the Ukrainian Security Service of creating an extremist group in Crimea

    The Federal Security Service of Russia claimed that it stopped the activity of an extremist group in the Crimea created by Erol Veliyev, an assistant to Verkhovna Rada lawmaker and Crimean Tatar Leader Mustafa Dzhemilev, Russian media reports.

    According to the Russian special services, the group was established in Kharkiv under the supervision of Refat Chubarov and with the support of the Security Service of Ukraine. Two athletes, former boxers A. Steshenko and A. Tretyakov were named as co- …