Ukraine’s Assistant Prime Minister Stanislav Yezhov detained by the Security Service(SBU), had no access to state secrets and his presence in the Cabinet did not cause serious data leakage. This was announced by the government head Volodymyr Groysman during "An hour of questions to Government of Ukraine" on December 22, broadcasted by 112 Ukraine TV channel.
"I would like to emphasize that for more than one month we have known that there is a suspicion he is working for foreign special services. Thanks to the SBU, his activity was being monitored for a long time, of course, with the assistance of my staff. When we gathered necessary materials, he was immediately detained. Now, accordingly he will now be under the investigation in terms of what happened, what information, etc. He had no access to state secrets and therefore there were no serious losses,” Groysman said.
He added that the above-mentioned person worked in the Foreign Ministry, in the diplomatic mission, in the presidential administration, in the Verkhovna Rada and in the government.
"Maybe someone also wanted to use this situation against me, I would like to convey my fiery greetings and say one thing - no matter how much they try to discredit me, I will always publicly respond to it, "the Prime Minister said.
As it was reported earlier counter-intelligence officers of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) uncovered an official of the Secretariat of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers who was working in the interests of the intelligence of Russia.
Later it was reported that the SBU detained Stanislav Yezhov, the assistant of Volodymyr Groysman, the Prime Minister of Ukraine.
The law enforcers established that the official was recruited by the Russian intelligence during his long business trip abroad. The operatives of the SBU documented that the official used special equipment to collect information about the activity of the governmental bodies as a task of Russian handlers. The perpetrator transmitted the obtained data through electronic channels of communication.
Kremlin claimed that it does not possess information on the detention of Stanislav Yezhov, the assistant of Volodymyr Groysman, the Prime Minister of Ukraine that is accused of the state treason in favor of Russia.
The service added that the spy was detained at his workplace. A criminal case was opened against him on the suspicion of high treason.