State Bureau of Investigations, State Security Service search National Public TV and Radio Company of Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The agencies conduct service investigation in the case of possible power abuse by the company's officials, including the UA: Suspilne company's Director General Zurab Alasaniya
11:25, 30 August 2019

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU)
Open source

The State Bureau of Investigations of Ukraine (DBR) and the State Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) have been conducting authorized searches at the building of the National Public TV and Radio Company of Ukraine. This is mentioned in the Facebook message posted by DBR.

"The search actions are held within the pre-trial investigation into the case of possible illegal activities of the National Public TV and Radio Company of Ukraine, namely, power abuse that aims to get the improper advantage for oneself or other individuals or entities", reads the message. 

The searches are absolutely legal, authorized and do not impede the work of the medium, DBR stated.

Related: Over $50 million allocated for National Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine in 2019

At the same time, Hromadske quotes chief of security of the company Volodymyr Protsenko, who said that the DBR and SBU agents never introduced themselves and never showed any order provided by the court. According to Protsenko, the agents came to the accountant's office and tried to move the staff outside, providing no explanations. 

Detector media refers to its own sources, saying that the searches are taking place in six various buildings. One of the buildings is the apartment Zurab Alasaniya, Director General of the UA: Suspilne broadcasting company. The latter has not been answering any phone calls so far.

Related: Ukraine's Government to fund Suspilne TV, - President's Office

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