SBU conducts five searches on the activities of RIA Novosti-Ukraine

СБУ проводит пять обысков по деятельности РИА Новости-Украина

SBU conducts searches in the offices of RIA Novosti-Ukraine and the homes of journalists of this media

Searches are carried out in offices, editorial offices, press center and at the place of residence of the persons involved in activities of RIA Novosti-Ukraine.

SBU conducted five searches in the premises of RIA Novosti-Ukraine, as well as persons involved in activities of the Russian edition. This was during a briefing on Tuesday, may 15, Deputy Chairman of SBU Victor Kononenko, RBC-Ukraine online reports.

“Today we together with office of public Prosecutor spend five authorized searches. The security service of Ukraine exposed and documented the facts of use by the aggressor of domestic and Russian journalists for carrying out subversive information activities against our country,” he said.

According to the representative of the SBU, searches are carried out in offices, editorial offices, press center and at the place of residence of the persons involved in activities of RIA Novosti-Ukraine.

“At the end of the searches will be decided on the arrest of Kirill Vyshinsky,” said Kononenko.

He also said that the security forces during the searches, found the journalist Wyszynski passport of the citizen of Russia, so he has dual citizenship.

According to Kononenko, law enforcement authorities established that in the spring of 2014, Vyshinsky was instructed to go to the Crimea, where he took a direct part in the propaganda actions directed on support of the annexation and of joining the Peninsula to Russia.

“Just for this activity he was awarded with the state awards of the Russian Federation – medal “return” of Crimea In Kiev, he has been active in the support of the LNR/DNR”, – said Kononenko.

We will remind, earlier on Tuesday reported on the investigation in the office of RIA Novosti-Ukraine in Kiev about detention of the journalist of RIA Novosti-Ukraine Kirill Vyshinsky.

After SBU came with searches to the home of a journalist RIA Novosti-Ukraine Lyudmila Lysenko.

The Kremlin expressed outrage at the raids, RIA Novosti-Ukraine and promised to “act professionally and aggressively defending the interests of Russian media in Ukraine”.

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