Kremlin puppet organization in Chernivtsi promoting separatism busted by security officials

12:20, 30 March 2017
Ukraine
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The SBU Security Service of Ukraine in a recent raid have put a halt to the illegal activity in Ukraine’s western Bukovina area of a fake public organization "Protection of the Rights of National Minorities", whose founders promoted anti-Ukrainian propaganda, funded by Russian supervisors, the SBU press service reported Wednesday.

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The law enforcers have sufficient evidence proving that upon the orders from Russia, the suspects popularized the ideas of the so-called "Galician separatism," distributing material with appeals to economic and political separation of the Western Ukrainian regions. The organization’s leader personally prepared and published in the media articles in support of terrorist organizations “DPR” and “LPR,” as well as of the anti-Ukrainian policies of the Russian Federation in the international arena.

During searches, SBU operatives seized computer hardware with evidence of the organization leader’s online correspondence with his Russian supervisors and pro-Russian activists from Ukraine and beyond.

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