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Ukraine's SBU shuts down security company suspected of sharing classified data with DNR militants

Source : 112 Ukraine

Information from strategically important Ukrainian enterprises was handed over to the office in the occupied Donetsk
20:14, 7 May 2020

Press Service of the President of Ukraine

The SBU, Ukraine's state security service has ceased the activity of a security company that could be sharing the classified data from strategic objects with militants of the so-called DNR (Donetsk People's Republic, - 112 International). The authority's press department reported this on May 7.

"The special service's operatives found out that the founders of this business were three ex-law enforcers from Donetsk. In 2014, they moved to the territory controlled by Ukrainian government, but their main office kept on working in Donetsk. The culprits got the permission of "authorities" of the non-recognized republic to provide security and firefighting services in favor of "state enterprises and establishments" of the DNR. The organizers regularly paid taxes to the so-called DNR budget; part of these taxes covered funding of illegal armed formations", the message says.

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Meanwhile, the company continued to provide security services in Ukraine-controlled territory, setting security systems for customers in a number of regions; some of the clients were involved in the work of enterprises that compose Ukraine's critical infrastructure. 

"Investigators and cyber experts of Ukraine's Security Service found out that the information, including the technical one, was handed over from strategic enterprises to the main office in Donetsk. The investigation checks possible cooperation of organizers and the so-called security services of the self-styled DNR", reads the message.

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