The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) found a letter written to Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov and a gold ingot during the searches at the place of Olena Berezhna, mother of ex-people's deputy from Yanukovych's Party of Regions Iryna Berezhna. The press office of SBU reported on Facebook.
‘Apart from numerous documentary material and electronic media, which confirm her unlawful activity, our personnel also revealed a letter to Minister of Foreign Affairs Lavrov regarding the need to access the work of Russian organizations in Ukraine. That's not the point: it turned out that the woman protected the gold bar but not the documents,’ SBU claimed.
Besides, the Security Service conducted searches at the place of the leader of the Union of Leftists party.
‘In particular, our personnel seized an equipment for holding secret negotiations and magnetic carriers, which prove his cooperation with the country aggressor,’ the agency claimed.
Moreover, unregistered weapons and pro-Russian attributes were confiscated from several other defendants.
Earlier, the SBU personnel undertook a series of searches of a number of representatives of the pro-Russian public organization, including the mother of the ex-MP from the Party of Regions Iryna Berezhna. All of them were suspected of having helped the Russian intelligence in the destabilization of the social-political situation in Ukraine.