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The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) is working towards the diplomats of the EU, Russia, Turkey and China. This is reported on Monday, July 31, in the material “Top Secret.”
The editors published copies of documents according to which the SBU tried to organize surveillance of the former Russian ambassador in Kiev, Mikhail Zurabov, and wiretapping of the Russian general consulate in Odessa. In addition, secret service officers under cover tried to conduct operational development of the diplomatic mission staff.
In addition, the SBU worked against the diplomatic staff of Odessa, Greece, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Israel and the People’s Republic of China. In particular, the agency intended to conduct “operational and technical measures (…) with a view to possible further technical penetration” to the consulate general of China. The special services also planned to organize “agent penetration” into the Turkish diplomatic mission.
In May, Verkhovna Rada deputy Sergey Leshchenko said that the SBU is monitoring journalists who publish expository articles about the president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. According to the parliamentarian, the special services “lead” correspondents, activists and politicians who reveal the corruption schemes of the head of state.
In the same month, journalists of the Organization for Informing Organized Crime and Corruption (OCCRP) and the portal Slidstvo.Info reported that the journalist Pavel Sheremet, who was killed on July 20, 2016 in Kiev, was being watched by members of the Security Service of Ukraine.