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SBU exposes anonymous “terrorist” in Ivano-Frankivsk

SBU officers together with the National Police within 24 hrs exposed a man who falsely reported about mining Ivano-Frankivsk city hospital, the administrative structures of the SBU and the National Police, and several entertainment complexes.

Law enforcers found that the local resident broke into Wi-Fi network of one of the international NGOs and, using the Tor Browser, sent out threatening anonymous emails. SBU officers, having analysed the Internet traffic from the Wi-Fi network, identified the offender.

During the search of the offender’s residence, law enforcers found computer equipment, a mobile phone, digital information carriers with the evidence of sending the notices about mining.

At present, SBU officers establish possible involvement of the “miner” to other anonymous reports about the threat of explosions in Ivano-Frankivsk.

The offender was detained under Article 208 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, the notification of suspicion in having committed a crime is being prepared.

Urgent investigative actions are ongoing.

The Security Service of Ukraine reminds that, regardless of the motives of “anonymous terrorists”, their actions are qualified under Article 259 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. In accordance with this article, a false report on mining of any property is punishable by imprisonment for a term of two to six years. For repeated false report, the offender can be sentenced from four to eight years.


The SBU Press Centre


For the Attention of the SBU Head





Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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