SBU will check civil servants with relatives in the Crimea

СБУ проверит госслужащих с родственниками в Крыму

SBU will check the officials on ties with Russia

President Petro Poroshenko promises that after completing the test he or the competent authority initiates the dismissal of such officials.

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko appealed to the head of the security Service of Ukraine concerning the conduct of a counterintelligence inspection of civil servants, whose relatives are in the annexed Crimea. The President said during a press conference.

The reason for the appeal – found Russian passports to the wives and daughters of the first Deputy head of the foreign intelligence Service of Ukraine Sergey Semochko. Passport was received on the Peninsula.

“We have a large number of civil servants, including law enforcement, who have relatives in the Crimea. … I appealed to the Chairman of SBU Vasily Gritsak, to counterintelligence information checked civil servants who have relatives in the Crimea, with priority on law enforcement and investigative agencies”, – said the President.

According to the President, when the scan is finished or the competent authorities of the fired officials.

He added that he tells law enforcement agencies who should sit and who should be released, because it is not the function of the President.

“I am not pointing finger who should sit and who should be released. This is not a constitutional function of the President. Moreover, directly prohibited by the Constitution,” said the head of state.

Recall that in early December, counterintelligence confirmed that his wife and daughter Semochko have Russian citizenship.