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SBU effectively resists hybrid aggression of RF in the information space

During 2017, the officers of the SBU units of the counterintelligence defense of state interests in the cyber sphere stopped the activity of 388 criminals, involved in administration and moderating of anti-Ukrainian internet resources.

According to the SBU materials, 43 criminal proceedings were registered concerning agitators, who, mainly in Russian social networks, disseminated appeals to overthrow of the constitutional order and take-over of government, leading of mass disturbances and other anti-Ukrainian propaganda.

Starting this year, the courts returned 36 indictments to the owners and administrations of anti-Ukrainian pages and communities in social networks, in particular “Vkontakte” and “Odnoklasniki”. Their actions were qualified under Article 109 (forceful change or overthrow of the constitutional order), Article 110 (trespass against territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine), Article 258-3 (creation of a terrorist group or terrorist organization) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

In 2017, the SBU officers stopped the international criminal groups` usage of 24 sites in Ukrainian internet segment, through which the coordination of terrorist and other illegal activity took place.

It was also stopped the functioning of network of 10 informational internet-sites, created by Russian secret services to disseminate untruthful manipulative massages in the framework of hybrid informational aggression against Ukraine. The resources included in the network were registered with the use of the stolen in the RF territory passports of Ukrainian migrant workers.

The SBU specialists in 2017 also began large-scale preventive measures of allocation of threats to the steady functioning of “GOV.UA” sites of governmental information resources. According to the analysts, over 2,500 of “GOV.UA” resources were functioning with numerous violations of current legislation requirements. Owing to the measures taken by the SBU officers, there were prevented threats to the stable functioning of over 60 governmental information resources.

The SBU continues actively counteract to the RF hybrid aggression in the information space and blocks the attempts of Russian secret services to destabilize the situation in the state.


SBU Press Center


For the Attention of the SBU Head





Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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