Security Service exposes network of agitators who urged people to seize power in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The agitators were exposed in Chernihiv and Sumy regions, Zaporizhia and Odesa
15:27, 2 April 2021

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The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has exposed the inter-regional network of agitators. The perpetrators remotely urged people to overthrow constitutional order and violation of the territorial integrity of the state as the SBU reported.

“During the searches at the places of residence of agitators in Chernihiv, Sumy regions, Zaporizhia and Odesa, the law enforcers found computer equipment and mobile devices with evidence of illicit activity in the interests of the foreign side in prejudice of the state security of Ukraine,” the message said.

In Chernihiv, a local citizen spread the materials with urges for change of the state border of Ukraine through the internet; he posted knowingly false statements about the Armed Forces of Ukraine to discredit Ukrainian military and popularized militants of occupied Donbas.

“To hold anti-Ukrainian activity, the perpetrator administrated a few groups on the social networks, using specially made accounts. Agitator received information for his publications from propaganda online media of Russia and websites of the illegal armed formations,” the SBU stated.

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The criminal proceeding was opened due to the attack on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine. The investigative actions continue to establish all circumstances of the offense.

In Pryluky, Chernihiv region, a local citizen urged people on the internet to seize state power. The perpetrator spread hostile agitation on his own page in one of the popular social networks. He was served charges due to the actions aiming for violent change or overthrow of the constitutional order or seizure of state power.

In Sumy region, a citizen of Konotop was exposed. Heused the Web to distribute materials with the public urges to change or overthrow the constitutional order. 

In Zaporizhia, the activity of internet agitator was blocked. He posted on personal pages of the social network banned in Ukraine the urges to violate the territorial integrity of Ukraine. Besides, his involvement in the activity of Donbas-stationed illegal armed formations is checked.

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In Odesa, the administrator of groups on social networks is exposed. He urged people to violate the public order, overthrow the constitutional order and change the state borders.

As we reported, the working group of the National Coordination Center of Cyber Security of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) approved the draft strategy of the cyber security of Ukraine for 2021-2025.

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