SBU exposes anti-Ukrainian network controlled by Putin's administration
12:18, 14 March 2018

SBU exposes anti-Ukrainian network controlled by Putin's administration

According to the SBU, Vitaly Zakharchenko, the former Interior Minister financed the network

12:18, 14 March 2018

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) exposed the extensive anti-Ukrainian network the members of which held the subversive activity, organizing the provocations in order of Russia as the press service of the SBU reported.

Artem Buzyla, the journalist arrested in the accusation of the separatism at the end of April 2015, coordinated the activity of the network by sending the orders from the presidential administration of Vladimir Putin.

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Vitaly Zakharchenko, the former Interior Minister financed the network.

'In the results of the investigative actions in Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Lviv, Zakarpattia, Mykolaiv and Odesa regions, the investigators confiscated 46 small magnetic storage media and 38 mobile phones with important for the pretrial investigation data to hold the expert study', the SBU claimed.

Also, the law enforcers fond the classified documents during the searches and they could be used by Russia's special services for the organization of the subversions at one of the sensitive sites of the National Police, prices for the bribery of the members of the local councils for the making of the decision needed by Russian side and printed propaganda materials.

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Moreover, the members of the 'combat group' of this anti-Ukrainian network were identified.

'During the searches at the places of the residence, the law enforcers found the map of the region of Ukraine with the marking of the bridges and other strategic sites, the literature on military topography. 700 grams of TNT with five electronic actuators, two grenades F-1 and RGD-5, more than 600 bullets of different caliber were found', the SBU added.

The immediate investigative actions continue.

As we reported the SBU held 25 searches of a number of people, including journalists suspected of helping Russia hold anti-Ukrainian rallies on March 12.

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