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Searches in Yandex offices concluded: Company suspected of illegal collection of information
18:26, 29 May 2017
Searches in Yandex offices concluded: Company suspected of illegal collection of information

Searches were carried out in Kyiv and Odesa

18:26, 29 May 2017

Reuters

Searches in "Yandex.Ukraine" offices have been completed, according to 112 Ukraine correspondent reporting on the events.

"Searches ended, some documentation was seized, journalists were not given any comments by "Yandex.Ukraine" representatives," the message says.

Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) specified that searches were carried out not only in Kyiv, but also in Odesa.

SSU also explained the reason for the occurrence: company’s management is suspected of illegal collection of information, accumulation and transfer of personal data of Ukrainian citizens to Russian Federation. The information was allegedly used by Russia’s special services to plan, organize and conduct intelligence, sabotage, informational and subversive operations within Ukraine to pose threat to sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of the country.

It is clarified that SSU officers found server hardware and documentation, which will be sent for examination to check whether facts of collection, accumulation and transfer of data to Russian side took place.

Related: Russian can use Yandex to plot attack, - Defense Council of Ukraine

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