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SBU exposes network of media entities controlled by Russia, RIA News office is searched

Earlier the law enforcers have detained worker of RIA News-Ukraine Kyrylo Vyshynsky
11:31, 15 May 2018

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The workers of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) and the Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea has exposed the network of the media entities controlled by the Russian Federation. The law enforcement bodies hold the investigative actions at the office of RIA News-Ukraine as Olena Hitlyanska, the spokeswoman of the SBU reported on Facebook.

'The law enforcers have established that the media entities were used by the country-aggressor within the hybrid information war against Ukraine. The investigative actions take place', the message said.

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At the same time, RIA News reported the SBU searches at the RIA News-Ukraine office in the downtown of Kyiv.

'The eyewitnesses saw how people with a jack entered the building where the office is situated. A journalist who was inside the building dropped out of contact after this', the message said.

Also, the detention of Kyrylo Vyshynsky, the worker of RIA News-Ukraine near his house is reported.

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Earlier Oleksandr Tyrchynov, the National Security and Defense Secretary appealed to the SBU with a request to put the mass media that broadcasted the military parade in Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) on the sanctions list.

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