#AceWorldNews – UKRAINE – May 21 – A video message of Marat Saichenko detained LifeNews journalist in Ukraine was uploaded on the Internet on Wednesday.
Channel guidelines does not exclude that it was recorded under pressure.
“We came to Donetsk. We got credentials and journalism license from Donetsk People’s Republic representative to cover referendum. After that we arrived in Kramatorsk where we covered referendum and events took place in this city. During news gathering we were in contact with self-defence forces and citizens, we did not have any contacts with Ukrainian army and authorities.
We were detained by Ukrainian army officers on May 18,” Marat Saichenko says in the video.
“It is not clear who posted this video, but I think it was SBU (Security Service of Ukraine),” LifeNews General Director Ashot Gabrelyanov said. Marat Saichenko says that when the crew was crossing the Ukrainian border journalists had not informed that they were journalists, and thus allegedly violated Ukrainian law.
#AceWorldNews – DONETSK – May 07 – The self-defence forces of the Donetsk Oblast have exchanged three officers of Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) for “people’s governor” Pavel Gubarev, co-chairman of the government of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic Denis Pushilin told ITAR-TASS.
Pushilin confirmed the information regarding the exchange. He added that “several more people” were released along with Gubarev.
On March 1, Gubraev was proclaimed the “people’s governor” of Donetsk.
SBU in Donetsk filed criminal charges against Gubarev for encroaching on Ukraine’s territorial integrity and inviolability, attempting to overthrow the government and seizing government or administrative buildings and facilities.
The people’s governor of Donetsk was arrested on March 6.
#AceWorldNews – KIEV – April 28 – Ukraine’s State Security Service (SBU) has detained the deputy of Sloviansk popular mayor Ihor Perepechayenko.
Head of SBU press service Marina Ostapenko reported this at a briefing on Monday.
“Illegal actions of Ukrainian citizen Ihor Perepechayenko, known as deputy for the self-proclaimed Sloviansk mayor in Donetsk region, have been prevented,” she said, adding that he was being interrogated.
According to Ostapenko, Perepechayenko is involved in staging separatist actions and mass riots in Donetsk region.
Ostapenko also claimed that in Sloviansk, there are about 40 people including three SBU officers kept as prisoners by the protesters. She added that there were no reports about their fate.
She also said that the invaders did not put forward any demands regarding the liberation of prisoners.
#AceWorldNews – UKRAINE – April 27 – Commander of the “Donetsk Republic” self-defence forces, Igor Strelkov, has confirmed reports that three members of the Alpha special tactical assault group of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) have been detained in the city of Gorlovka, in Donetsk region.
Their task reportedly was to abduct one of the self-defence force leaders, Igor Bezler, whose group is controlling the local police department in Gorlovka, but instead they were captured themselves.
The prisoners were searched and blindfolded and brought to nearby Slavyansk, where their guns, documents and IDs as well as other belongings were demonstrated to the media during a press conference.
During questioning, the detained officers revealed that a special unit that has infiltrated the city comprised of seven men.
The captives claimed they had no time for any wrongdoing as they “just arrived” in the city and were getting acquainted with it and investigating approaches for fulfilling their mission, which they admitted was “invariably impossible.”
They did not say however who authorized the operation and was in control of it. They also did not tell where the rest of the group went after they split, or how many similar groups could be operating in the region.
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#AceBreakingNews – DONETSK – April 25 – In Donetsk detained journalist and cameraman LifeNews Julia Pustoplesnovu (hustlers) and Michael Pudovkin.
It turned out that our reporters are now in the main department of the SBU in Donetsk region.
As told supporters federalization workers attacked the channel 10 masked men when they were preparing to record an interview with activist Ignat Krom (“Topaz”).
Journalists tied and taken away in an unknown direction. Supporters of federalization told how there was a capture of Russian journalists.
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#AceBreakingNews – DONBASS – April 23 – (Interfax) – Ukrainian presidential candidate, leader of the “right sector” Dmitry Jaros announced the beginning of the formation of the representatives of the Donetsk region spetsbatalona “Donbass”.
“All the actions we agree with the leadership of the NSDC, the Interior Ministry and SBU” – said D.Yarosh Wednesday at a press conference in Dnipropetrovsk.
According to him, activists and organizations trained fighters are ready to help intelligence agencies.
D.Yarosh also noted that he has no fear that the participation of members of the “right sector” in the Interior Ministry and SBU raid in eastern provoke a wave of clashes with the population of Donbass.
He also announced the postponement of its stakes in Dnepropetrovsk.
D.Yarosh reported that shoot his candidacy from the presidential election does not intend to, despite the fact that he refused to conduct the election campaign.
#AceWorldNews – KIEV – April 23 – Security Service of Ukraine ( SBU) has put the former Chief of Ministry of Internal Affairs in Kiev Valeriy Koryak and Deputy of Public Safety Petro Fedchuk on wanted list, Ukraine’s Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) reports.
It is alleged that the former policemen charged with unlawful resistance of the organization or holding meetings, rallies, marches and demonstrations.
#AceWorldNews – UKRAINE – April 22 – Ukrainian border guards continue to strengthen the Ukrainian-Russian border engineering structures, including anti-tank ditches.
On Tuesday at a briefing in the anti-terrorist centre of the SBU chief of department on cooperation with the press of the Border Troops Oleg Slobodyan, – the correspondent of “islands”.
“Measures to strengthen border conducted. Only in the last few days within the Ukrainian-Russian border was dug 51 kilometre antitank ditches, conducted gain in engineering terms in settling the border, used more other technical means.
Therefore, its work to strengthen the border we do . Moreover, all our units are considered posts, they strengthened their military guards being “- he said.
He added that at the moment of provocation or attempts against the Ukrainian unit is not fixed.
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#AceWorldNews – MOSCOW – April 13 – (IF) – Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov reports that an officer of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) was killed in the law enforcers’ effort in Sloviansk.
“Sloviansk. Killed and wounded on both sides. On our side – an SBU officer. Head of the ATC [Antiterrorist Center] of SBU and four more wounded,” he posted on his Facebook page.
He admitted losses among opponents to the incumbent authorities in Kyiv.
Previously a commander of a self-defence unit Vyacheslav Rudenko told Russia 24 TV channel that on Sunday morning fire was opened from armoured personnel vehicles at people in the village of Semyonovka near Sloviansk as a result of which a civilian was wounded.
#AceWorldNews – UKRAINE – April 09 – (INFXUK) – The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) detained on April 8 a female Russian citizen who performs the tasks of the special services to destabilize the situation in the southern regions of Ukraine, the SBU press centre reported on Wednesday.
It went onto say that the detainee, Maria Kaleda, born in 1991, arrived in Kherson on April 4 this year.
According to Koleda, this was her ninth trip to Ukraine.