Associates of runaway ex-Interior Minister Zakharchenko funded anti-Ukrainian activities engineered by Kremlin, - SBU

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) said it conducted a joint operation with the Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea to foil attempts to commit subversive attacks against Ukraine that were masterminded by Moscow.

As reported by Censor.NET, the SBU press office told Hromadske.TV that the network of anti-Ukrainian agents was coordinated by a certain Artem Buzila, who gave instructions to conduct subversive attacks right from the building of the Russian president’s administration.

"The network was funded by the people close to ex-Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Vitalii Zakharchenko. As part of the initiated criminal proceedings, the law enforcers conducted 28 authorized searches at the places associated with the suspects in several regions of Ukraine. They found hard evidence of the network members’ involvement in illegal activities on behalf of the Russian secret services," the SBU said.

The raids conducted in Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Lviv, Zakarpattia, Mykolaiv, and Odesa regions resulted in seizure of 46 data storage devices and 38 cellphones containing evidence.

According to the Security Service, they found extremist and propaganda materials and classified documents which could be used by the Russian agents for acts of subversion at a high-security facility of the National Police.

The SBU also said it managed to identify members of a "subversive group from among the anti-Ukrainian agent net." Having searched their homes, the law enforcement officers found a map of a Ukrainian region with bridges and other critical infrastructure facilities marked on it as well as military topography manuals, 700 grams of explosives with five fuses, two grenades, and more than 600 rounds of various calibers.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3055418