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SBU stops illegal communications channel with temporarily occupied Crimea

The SBU officers stopped an illegal communications channel with temporarily occupied Crimea, which could be controlled by the Russian secret services.

The law enforcers established that one of the Ukrainian telecommunication services enterprise gave Russian providers a part of its equipment and network in the annexed Crimea. The traffic from the peninsula was transferred to a technical site of the company in the territory of Ukraine that provided communication between Crimea and Russia and unrecognized Transnistria. Practically the enterprise continued to provide services in the territory of the peninsula that is forbidden by the Ukrainian law.

According to the information available to the SBU, because of illegal actions of the officials of the enterprise Russian secret services could illegally interfere into the work of Ukrainian telecommunication networks.

In the process of searches in technical premises and offices of the telecommunication services enterprise, the SBU officers revealed server equipment used for routing the traffic from Crimea. A big sum of cash was also confiscated.

A criminal case under Articles 111 and 361 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine is launched.

Urgent investigative actions are under way.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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