SBU confiscates great consignment of provocative printed materials in Odesa
In Odesa the SBU revealed an organized group of provocateurs who performing the task of Russian handlers prepared a number of provocative actions while commemorating the Heavenly Hundred Heroes.
To destabilize the social and political situation in the region the criminals planned to spread provocative printed materials aimed at manipulating public opinion and discrediting the state authorities.
On February 22 in Odesa the SBU officers confiscated 2.5 tons of fake newspapers very similar to the official journal of a political party in the parliament. The fabrication contained basic data and circulation that correspond to the real printed edition.
The SBU officers established that the cargo was transported from Odesa to Kyiv. The main executors of the action (Ukrainian citizen, the resident of the capital and Russian citizen, the resident of Odesa) had to receive 18,000 UAH for the work. They have already managed to find 30 spreaders of the fake edition and rented premises for keeping the newspapers.
Urgent investigative actions are under way. The SBU identifies all persons involved into the anti-Ukrainian propaganda actions.
SBU Press Center
For the Attention of the SBU Head