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SBU detains in Dnipropetrovsk region administrator of separatist group in “VK” social network

SBU officials detected resident of Pavlohrad (Dnipropetrovsk region), administrating separatist communities in “VK” Russian social network.

The law-enforcers established that in 2016 representatives of Russian special services addressed to man and proposed him administrate and populate anti-Ukrainian community in the Internet. The offender who is a follower of so-called “russkii mir”, agreed to wage information hybrid war, making by the RF against Ukraine.

The special service officials documented that by the order of supervisors administrator posted materials, photos and videos with calls for violent change or overthrow of constitutional order. In particular, in materials is mentioned that Ukraine is a part of Russia and Ukrainian army – is failing.

During searches in residence of separatist administrator the SBU operatives detected mobile devices with evidences of cooperation with Russian special services. Among latest orders, received by the offender from supervisors, is active dissemination of news about blocking of separate Russian Internet-resources and instructions on skirting the ban through usage of VPN-services.

The criminal proceeding under p.2 Article 109 of the Criminal code of Ukraine is initiated.

The investigations are under way.

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For the Attention of the SBU Head





Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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