Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has prevented new attempts by the Russian special services to destabilize the socio-political situation in the southern regions of Ukraine.
"Another group of enemy Internet agents was exposed in Kherson. On the instructions of their 'curators,' the lawbreakers called through social networks to seize power and change the borders of the state border of our country. In addition, the Russian special services worked out targeted informational tasks for the agents to discredit the Crimean Platform, its participants and results. To conceal their illegal activities, the agitators published their messages on behalf of the 'leaders of public opinion,'" the message reads.
The cybercriminals received monthly money through electronic payment systems prohibited in Ukraine.
It was established that several local residents were part of the enemy organization. They received information for their "publications" from the propaganda Internet resources of the Russian Federation, as well as from the websites of illegal armed groups of the so-called "LPR/DPR".
During searches at the place of residence of the lawbreakers, computer equipment with evidence of illegal activity was found.
Investigators of the security agencies informed one of the organizers of the group about suspicion under Part 2 of Article 109 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. Now the materials of the criminal proceedings against the suspect have been sent to the court.