Counterintelligence of Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) confirms the Russian citizenship of common-law wife of First Deputy Head of Foreign Intelligence Service Serhiy Semochko as Ukrainian News reported citing the materials of the court.
Thus, the Chief Investigative Department of SBU investigates the criminal proceeding opened due to the state treason on October 16.
The chair of “TOM14” organization stated that the journalist established the fact, which can be indicative of the connection of First Deputy Head of Foreign Intelligence Service with the Russian Federation through his family ties.
According to the information of the Counterintelligence Department of SBU dated October 26, the common-law wife of Semochko and her daughter have the Russian citizenship. Due to this, the investigation applied to the court to get an access to the information about the phone talks of Semochko and his relatives.
The court granted the application and provided the access to the information about the phone talks of First Deputy Head of Foreign Intelligence Service Semochko, his wife and daughter since January 1, 2014, up to November 23, 2018, to the SBU.
Particularly, the investigation got the access to the documents, which contain the information on the duration, content, routes of the transmission of the telecommunications services and to the detailed information about the owners of the phone numbers, dates, time and duration of the incoming and outgoing phone connections; date, time of incoming and outgoing messages; data about the use of IMEI-terminals and IP-addresses and GPRS-traffic.
National Investigation Bureau (NABU) opened a criminal proceeding under the article on illicit enrichment as a result of a journalistic investigation against Serhiy Semochko.
Earlier, on October 1, the results of the journalist investigation were presented according to which Semochko owns expensive houses in Kozyn and Land Cruiser. Besides, as a result of his actions, 200 people died because of the absence of medicine for dialysis.