SBU detains titushky on attempt to destabilize situation in Kharkiv region and gather information for Russian media

During large-scale anti-terrorist drills, SBU has detained several groups of titushky totaling more than 60 people who tried to enter Kharkiv region.

SBU officers stopped the buses and detained the titushky at the entrance to city of Kharkiv on the outskirts of Donetsk, Dnipro and Poltava cities. Allegedly, all individuals were residents of other regions of Ukraine.

Reportedly, the titushky groups were sent to city of Kharkiv at the request of one of Ukraine's pro-Russian political forces to protest in the city, as well as provoke social discontent and civil disorders during the Kharkiv City Council regular session.

The titushky provocateurs had to destabilize the socio-political situation in Kharkiv region and make video for the Russian leadership to justify possible Russia’s aggressive actions against Ukraine.

Law enforcement officers, using all means provided by law, prevent any attempts of committing crimes in Kharkiv region.

The Coordination Group of the Anti-terrorist Center monitors possible attempts by radical groups to abuse the right of citizens to hold civil unrest aimed at provoking riots and other anti-social activities. Therefore, the Coordination Group of the Anti-terrorist Center responds and leaves no stone unturned to prevent any crimes, conduct urgent investigative actions and send evidence received for further investigation.

Anti-terrorist drills were conducted by the Security Service of Ukraine jointly with the National Police, National Guard of Ukraine, State Border Guard Service of Ukraine and Military Law Enforcement Service, as well as Kharkiv Region Prosecutor's Office and other members of the Coordination Group of the Anti-terrorist Center.

The Service is open to all Ukrainian citizens. SBU officers urge everyone to report immediately about any facts of preparation for the crime in any convenient way.

SBU mission is to ensure peace and stability in the region, as well as to protect the rights of each citizen and prevent the destabilization of the socio-political situation by certain groups of citizens in the interests of foreign countries.