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SBU blocks 10 anti-Ukrainian websites created by Russian intelligence agencies
18:14, 11 July 2017
SBU blocks 10 anti-Ukrainian websites created by Russian intelligence agencies

The websites were registered under a Ukrainian’s name with his stolen passport

18:14, 11 July 2017

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The SBU blocked 10 websites aimed at spreading anti-Ukrainian propaganda, according to agency’s press service.

“The SBU prevented another episode of Russian hybrid aggression against Ukraine. Intensions of a foreign special service to use a network of more than ten websites spreading Russian propaganda and destructive materials, containing calls for committing crimes among Ukrainians, were disrupted. The investigation of this case is in the competence of State Security agencies,” the message informs.

Related: NATO helps Ukraine investigate cyber-attack of July 27, - Stoltenberg

It’s been found that in the end of 2014, during a Ukrainian citizen’s stay in Russia, his passport was stolen at Voronezh train station right before his return to Ukraine.

Russian Secret Service agencies used this and registered about 10 websites under the name of the Ukrainian, and used them as an “element of hybrid war for destabilizing the situation in Ukraine”.

“The SBU took measures and blocked the websites. The above mentioned Ukrainian citizen stopped working in Russia fearing provocations from Russian intelligence,” the SBU concluded.

The SBU previously announced that Russian special services were involved in Petya.A virus attack, which was targeted at Ukraine.

Related: Ukraine’s Education and Science Ministry reports cyber-attack on their website

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