SBU exposes 11 anti-Ukrainian admins in social networks

23:10, 03 August 2018
Ukraine
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In July of this year, operatives of the Security Service of Ukraine halted the activities of 11 administrators in social networks in five regions of Ukraine who posted anti-Ukrainian materials on the internet on orders of their curators from Russian intelligence.

As reported by the SBU press center, computer equipment and mobile devices with corresponding evidence were seized during raids, including the evidence of perpetrators receiving instructions from Russian intel operatives.

It is noted that operatives documented the illegal activities of six residents of Odesa, two of Kyiv region, a resident of Bakhmut (Donetsk region), as well as residents of Chernivtsi and Ivano-Frankivsk regions.

They were administrators of anti-Ukrainian communities in social networks VKontakte and Odnoklassniki.

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"The operatives of the special services established that the moderators, on orders from Russia, placed materials in social networks with calls for altering the borders of Ukraine and supporting the terrorist organizations 'LPR/DNR'. For their anti-Ukrainian efforts, perpetrators received financial rewards from their Russian curators," the report said.

The actions were qualified under Art. 109 (actions aimed at the forcible change or overthrow of the constitutional order or the seizure of state power), Art. 110 (encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine), and Art. 258-3 (creation of a terrorist group or terrorist organization) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

Earlier, UNIAN reported that in Odesa, the Security Service of Ukraine detained a female agitator who distributed anti-Ukrainian materials through the internet.

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