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Ukraine’s Security Service detains anti-Ukrainian internet-agitator

The court will select a preventive measure to the detainee
16:16, 7 November 2018

Security Service of Ukraine

The personnel of Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) jointly with the Prosecutor’s office of Autonomous Republic of Crimea detained an internet-agitator in Kyiv, who created an anti-Ukrainian channel on the Internet, reports the press office of SBU.

‘Within the framework of open criminal proceeding, detectives established that the perpetrator created a video channel on the Internet in 2015, where he posted anti-Ukrainian content for the destabilization of the social-political situation in our country, on the instruction of the representatives of Russian organizations controlled by Russian intelligence,’ reads the message.

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The law enforcement officers documented that the man has been visiting Russia every month, where he held meetings, was receiving instructions from curators and fees for fulfilled work and creation of new anti-Ukrainian projects.

According to SBU, the law enforcement officers seized electronic equipment, drafts with scenarios of provocative information videos, which have evidentiary meaning, during the searches at the place of residence of the detainee.

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Along with this, the intelligence agents established that the man planned to move to Russia, in order to evade responsibility for the anti-Ukrainian activity, the curators helped him to set up a studio.

Now, the detainee is served with charged papers in committing criminal offenses under Art 109 (overthrow the constitutional order) and Art 110 (violation of the territorial integrity) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. It is decided to select him a preventive measure of remand in custody.

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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-people's deputy from the Party of Regions, Iryna Berezhna. All of them were suspected of having helped the Russian intelligence in the realization of a plan for the destabilization of the social-political situation in Ukraine.

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