The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has started the search of the building of 1+1 TV channel at Kurenivska Street, 18, in Kyiv as Unian reported citing Head of Journalist Investigation Department Maksym Shylenko.
The journalists of Hroshi (Money) and Sekretni materialy (Secret materials) work in the office, where the search is held.
Journalist of Sekretni materialy Volodymyr Tymofiichuk also reported about the search on Facebook and he is streaming from the office.
MP from Servant of the People Oleksandr Dubinsky reported that the search is held by the SBU.
“Right now, the search takes place at 1+1 TV channel at Kurenivska Street, 18. "Masquerade" is organized by the SBU,” he wrote on Telegram.
The court’s determination showed at Tymofiichuk’s stream says that the searches take place within the criminal proceeding opened due to the commitment of the offense, illicit obtaining, distribution or use of special technical means to obtain information.
BBC.Ukraine reported, citing its sources at law enforcement structures, that there is a PC where the recordings of Honcharuk’s wiretapping were mounted in the building where searches take place.
On January 15, Honcharuk found himself in the wiretapping scandal; Ukrainian media leaked the embarrassing conversation among Honcharuk, ministers of his Cabinet, members of the President's Office and National Bank officials. The interlocutors discussed the ways how to explain President Zelensky's pros and cons of the declining dollar exchange rate. Apparently, the officials referred to Zelensky's poor economic education.
Later, the State Security Administration of Ukraine stated that information about the leakage of wiretapping records of the meeting with Ukraine’s Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk is not true.