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Dozens of "titushkas" detained near Kharkiv as SBU scrambles to prevent unrest sparked by pro-Russian forcesThe idea was to use hired thugs in a destabilization effort, which would create the necessary picture for Russian propaganda to then justify a new wave of Russian aggression.
15:15, 21 April 2021
Yuriy Krysin has received a five-year prison sentence for his role in the fatal attack on Vesti journalist Vyacheslav Veremiy during Euromaidan after the Kyiv Court of Appeal overturned the original four-year suspended sentence that had elicited outrage both in Ukraine and beyond.
16:10, 14 June 2018
Thugs being hired for Victory Day provocations: Authorities to deploy SBU's Alpha task force to prevent violenceAccording to a Ukrainian MP, people close to the former leaders of the Yanukovych party have been hiring thugs to spark clashes on May 9 that would be in favor of Russian propaganda TV.
23:30, 08 May 2018
Prosecutors are to transfer to France a package of documents necessary for the extradition of Armen Sarkisyan to Ukraine.
21:50, 12 April 2018
<p>Ukraine’s Minister of Interior Arsen Avakov on May 10 signed the executive orders to dismiss the chief of the Main Directorate of the National Police in Dnipropetrovsk region Ihor Repeshko and head of Dnipro Police Department Andriy Bidylo, according to the minister’s Facebook posting.</p>
12:20, 10 May 2017
<p>Criminal charges will be brought against the so-called "titushky" [thugs traditionally used for provocations during mass protests for a certain reward], who assaulted ATO veterans during the mass events in the City of Dnipro on May 9, Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko wrote on Facebook.</p>
11:00, 10 May 2017