Over the course of the previous year, the SBU, Ukraine's security service looked into roughly 3,700 cases related to terrorist activity. An SBU representative told this at a meeting in Kyiv on Thursday.
'The investigation authorities of the SBU initiated proceedings in 3,718 cases qualified as 'terrorism-related'. 381 bills of indictment were presented at the court, most of them related to creating terrorist organizations (358) and funding of terrorism (14)', the official said.
According to the governmental agency, since the beginning of the Russian aggression, Ukraine managed to prevent dozens of terrorist acts and investigated over 15,000 crimes against Ukraine's territorial integrity, the national security and defense.
In November 2017, Ukraine took the 17th place in the world rating on the terrorism. The Global Terrorism Index 2017 was published by the London Institute of Economics and Peace. The experts put Ukraine into the list of countries with the high level of the terrorism and gave 6.56 points of 10. Somali, India, Turkey, Libya, Egypt and Sudan are also in TOP 20. Iraq headed the rating.