SBU detains moderator of 500 anti-Ukrainian groups in social networks

19:54, 08 July 2015
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The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has detained a female resident of the Ukrainian-controlled city of Mariupol, who was actively conducting anti-Ukrainian propaganda in social networks.


"The female offender was moderating nearly 500 groups in social networks covering almost half a million of followers. She was spreading appeals for forcible change in constitutional order, seizure of state power, support of terrorist activity in the country's east. She also published videos in support of the mobilization of militants and the like," the SBU's press center said.

During the search, the SBU seized computer equipment and electronic media with materials confirming the offender's subversive activity, the SBU said.

Criminal proceedings have been opened under Part 2 of Article 109 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

Additionally, the SBU is verifying information on her possible coordinated actions with militants from the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic.

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