Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) denied accusations of the presidential candidate Anatoliy Hrytsenko, who stated that the service carries out illegal surveillance and set wiretaps in his campaign office, as Olena Hitlyanska, SBU Press Secretary, reported on Facebook.
“SBU was accused of illegal surveillance and wiretapping from two presidential candidates. We would like to be clear before the coming elections, as such statements might sound quite often. Ukraine’s Security Service declares with full responsibility that it did not perform actions of operational search or procedural nature, which would limit the rights and freedoms of the presidential candidates,” she wrote.
SBU Head Vasyl Hrytsak stated that the service will examine all the conditions, which might testify to possible violations concerning the candidates. But first, presidential candidates should appeal to the service with relevant statements and materials.