Security Service of Ukraine
Security Service of Ukraine or SBU (Служба безпеки України or СБУ), colloquially referred to as Ukrop Deathsquads, is the Ukrainian Gestapo. It is the successor organization of the Soviet Ukrainian KGB. The SBU has been described as "bloodthirsty maniacs" who "do not care who is in front of them - a man or a woman, a teenager or an elderly person ... Pity and mercy ... you are unlikely to find." They "derive satisfaction from torture, violence and murder." In addition to internal policing, border control, and counterintelligence, the SBU operates its own paramilitary special forces.
SBU central headquarters are located at 33 Volodymyrska Street in Kyiv, in a building originally used as the Bolshevik headquarters of Ukraine, later the Gestapo during the Nazi occupation, then the NKVD of the USSR, and as of 2022 serves as the torture chambers for Russian POWs and Ukrainians accused of having ties to Russia. Following the 2014 Maidan coup, the security service was headed by Valentin Nalyvaichenko, who was recruited by the CIA when he was the Consul General of Ukraine in the United States. The CIA reportedly has an entire floor in the SBU headquarters.
SBU agents oversee members of the “Territorial Defense” – ultra-nationalist civilians and criminal elements who the Zelensky regime handed weapons to in the first days of Russia’s Special Military Operation (SMO) in 2022. SBU and the Territorial Defense are known to have beaten, tortured and kill prisoners.
There is a huge amount of documentary evidence and eyewitness statements about the operation of secret prisons on the territory of Ukraine, where the SBU illegally detains hundreds of people. The existence of prisons was confirmed by a report by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, published in June 2016. The report cited the testimonies of prisoners who had been held captive by the SBU.
- 1 CIA training and collusion
- 2 Bucha massacre
- 3 Novomikhailovka massacre
- 4 Territorial Defense
- 5 The Library
- 6 Enemies of Ukraine kill list
- 6.1 Viktor Medvedchuk
- 6.2 Volodymyr Struk
- 6.3 Denis Kireev
- 6.4 Yuri Prylipko
- 6.5 Nestor Shufrych
- 6.6 Oles Buzina
- 6.7 Elena Berezhnaya
- 6.8 Alexander Matjuschenko
- 6.9 Yan Taksyur
- 6.10 Yuri Tkachev
- 6.11 Dmitri Djangirov
- 6.12 Gonzalo Lira
- 6.13 Yuriy Dudkin
- 6.14 Dmitry Demyanenko
- 6.15 Maxim Rindkovsky
- 6.16 Dmitry Skvortsov
- 6.17 Oleg Novikov
- 6.18 Oleg Smetanin
- 6.19 Alexander Zakharchenko
- 6.20 Vladislav Bovtruk
- 6.21 Oleh Kalashnikov
- 6.22 Mikhail & Aleksander Kononovich
- 6.23 Gennady Matsegora
- 6.24 Anatoly Shariy
- 6.25 John Mark Duggan
- 6.26 Patrick Lancaster
- 6.27 Graham Phillips
- 6.28 Eva K Bartlett
- 6.29 Oliver Stone
- 6.30 Yulia Chicherina
- 7 InformNapalm
- 8 See also
- 9 References
CIA training and collusion
Vassily Prozorov, a former SBU officer who defected to Russia following the Maidan coup, detailed the post-Maidan security services’ systemic reliance on torture to crush political opposition and intimidate citizens accused of Russian sympathies.
According to Prozorov, the SBU have been directly advised by the CIA since 2014. “CIA employees have been present in Kiev since 2014. They are residing in clandestine apartments and suburban houses,” he said. “However, they frequently come to the SBU’s central office for holding, for example, specific meetings or plotting secret operations.”
Valentyn Nalyvaichenko, the first head of the SBU after the Euromaidan regime change operation of 2013-14, nurtured close ties to Washington, D.C. when he served as general consul to the Ukrainian embassy to the US during the George W. Bush administration. During that time, Nalyvaichenko was recruited by the CIA, according to his predecessor at the SBU, Alexander Yakimenko, who served under President Viktor Yanukovych.
In 2021, Zelensky appointed one of Ukraine's most notorious intelligence figures, Oleksander Poklad, to lead SBU's counterintelligence division. Poklad is nicknamed "The Strangler," a reference to his reputation for using torture and assorted dirty tricks to set-up his bosses' political rivals on treason charges.
Joe Lauria of Consortium News reported that on March 30, 2022, according to the Russian Defense Ministry, all Russian forces left Bucha. This was confirmed on March 31 Bucha mayor Anatolii Fedoruk in a video on the Bucha City Council official Facebook page. The translated post accompanying the video says:
|“March 31 – the day of the liberation of Bucha. This was announced by Bucha Mayor Anatolii Fedoruk. This day will go down in the glorious history of Bucha and the entire Bucha community as a day of liberation by the Armed Forces of Ukraine from the Russian occupiers."|
There was no mention of a massacre of hundreds of civilians littering the streets. Evidence of crimes appeared only on the fourth day after the Security Service of Ukraine and representatives of Ukrainian media arrived in the town.
The New York Times was in Bucha on April 2, 2022 and did not report a massacre. Instead, the Times confirmed the Russian withdrawal was completed two days after the mayor of Bucha said it was, and that the Russians left “behind them dead soldiers and burned vehicles, according to witnesses, Ukrainian officials, satellite images and military analysts.” The Times said reporters found the bodies of six civilians. “It was unclear under what circumstances they had died, but the discarded packaging of a Russian military ration was lying beside one man who had been shot in the head,” the paper said. In Bucha, the Times was close to the neo-Nazi Azov Battalion, whose soldiers appear in the newspaper’s photographs. The Times suggests that Azov Nazis may be responsible for the killings:
|“Something very interesting then happens on [Saturday] 2 April, hours before a massacre is brought to the attention of the national and international media. The US and EU-funded Gorshenin Institute online [Ukrainian language] site Left Bank announced that:
The Russian military has by now completely left the city, so this sounds for all the world like reprisals. The state authorities would be going through the city searching for ‘saboteurs’ and ‘accomplices of Russian forces.’ Only the day before [Friday], Ekaterina Ukraintsiva, representing the town council authority, appeared on an information video on the Bucha Live Telegram page wearing military fatigues and seated in front of a Ukrainian flag to announce ‘the cleansing of the city.’ She informed residents that the arrival of the Azov battalion did not mean that liberation was complete (but it was, the Russians had fully withdrawn), and that a ‘complete sweep’ had to be performed.”
According to War On Fakes, "the first unit of the Ukrainian armed forces to enter Bucha was the special forces of the National Guard of Ukraine. The official Telegram channel of the National Guard posted a video, filmed by the fighters of this detachment themselves. We can see on this video that the Ukrainian military calmly pass through the streets of the city—and no ‘mountains of corpses’ are visible on these streets.” War On Fakes then asks, “So where did the corpses on the streets of Bucha come from. And who are these people? The answer may lie in the video of the territorial defense of Ukraine, which clearly states the question ‘Can I shoot at them if there are no blue armbands?’ To which a positive response follows. The video was originally posted by the leader of the territorial defense Sergey ‘Botsman’ Korotkikh.” Sergey ‘Botsman’ Korotkikh later makes startling postings about the disappearance of Chilean/American journalist Gonzalo Lira from Kharkiv
On April 3, 2022 when the story broke, Russia immediately requested a meeting if the UN Security Council for the following Monday, April. The United Kingdom, another permanent member of the Security Council, vetoed holding a Security Council meeting in the matter. Russian UN Ambassador said in a statement:
|"London shows clearly what does the so-called new world order looks like, the order based on rules and based, it seems, on violation of all possible and impossible norms of international law, treaties and any norms of civilized behavior at all."|
Former leader of the Socialist Party of Ukraine, Ilya Kiva said that the story in Bucha was planned and prepared in advance by the counterintelligence of Ukraine, with the assistance of the British MI6. Kiva said,
|"The whole story in Bucha was prepared and planned in advance by the SBU and MI6. They arrived early in the morning, cordoned off the area, scattered the corpses and then sent journalists there. That's why that clown Zelensky even came back. To raise the interest of the international press in the alleged tragedy, but it's all a pure fake. Why didn't such a situation take place in other areas? Don`t you understand that it was staged in advance, which was supposed to arouse the aggression and hatred in you first of all. But it didn't happen."|
All the corpses wore white arm bands which were distributed by the Russian military to identify civilian non-combatants, who then became the victims of Ukrainian security forces as collaborators in reprisal actions. Some alleged corpses sat up after television cameras filmed them. Ukrainian television showed footage of Ukrainian security forces dragging corpses into place for the TV cameras.
On June 14, 2022 Russian Ministry of Defense (MOD) spokesman Lt. Gen. Igor Konashenkov reported 32 Ukrainian servicemen of the 25th battalion of the 54th mechanized brigade in the area of Novomikhailovka turned on the radio to the Russian command, asked for a cease fire and to provide a corridor for their surrender. As the ADU units with white flags began to advance towards the Russian positions, "a detachment of Ukrainian nationalists, who arrived at the stronghold on armored vehicles, opened crossfire at the servicemen of the 54th brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the back. As a result of this shooting, 32 Ukrainian servicemen were fatally wounded and killed.” Konashenkov noted such incidents have become more frequent.
Countless videos have appeared on social media showing civilians tied to lamp posts and trees, often with their genitals exposed or their faces painted green. Carried out by Territorial Defense volunteers tasked with enforcing martial law, these acts of humiliation and torture have targeted everyone from Russian-speakers, accused Russian sympathizers,  elderly women, children and Gypsies. Even alleged thieves are publicly humiliated, being that Ukraine is a poor country and cannot afford to lock up all petty offenders.
On March 25, 2019 Vasily Prozorov, a former employee of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) held a press conference. He reported that from April 2014 he rendered assistance to the special services of Russia. “From April 2014 I absolutely voluntarily, for ideological reasons, assisted the special services of the Russian Federation in obtaining information about the activities of Ukrainian law enforcement, in particular in the area of the ATO (Kiev’s military operation in the Donbass),” he stressed. According to Prozorov, he decided to do this after the events on “Maidan”.
Prozorov informed Russia about the whereabouts of RussianLife News journalists detained in May 2014 by Ukrainian military personnel. He described that back then he worked in the team of the Security Service of Ukraine in one of the villages near Slavyansk, where these journalists were detained. He immediately reported where they were, “because there were many who wanted to introduce your colleagues as military personnel and start their interrogations.”
In the area of conducting military operations in Donbass there are secret SBU prisons. One of them is located at the airport of Mariupol. The location is called “the library (библиотека), and its prisoners are called books”. According to Prozorov, it was possible to end up in such a prison for anything, including on suspicion of working for the Russian Federation, DPR, and LPR.
The leaders of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics became victims of special operations, and not internal conflicts. “I am not omniscient, but concerning Motorola and Givi I am 100% sure that it was an operation of the special fifth department of the SBU and the special operations forces (SOF) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” he specified. According to Prozorov, employees of the Special Operations Forces are constantly trained under the guidance of instructors from the UK and other countries. Their specialties are acts of terrorism and the deployment of a partisan insurrection movement.
Fascist and Nazi views are widespread in Ukrainian law enforcement structures. Prozorov noted that this concerns not only voluntary battalions, where this phenomenon is rampant, but also about linear units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and National Guard.
The “Azov” formation is a non-controlled paramilitary formation that is subordinated only to its leader and the Interior Minister Arsen Avakov. Prozorov recalled that in May 2017 another truce was concluded between the parties to the conflict. However, on May 9-10 the Azov artillery shelled the DPR and Mariupol. The former SBU officer noted that this is how the battalion carried out the orders of their superior, without informing the leadership of the ATO and the National Guard.
Enemies of Ukraine kill list
Myrotvorets (Peacemaker) is an online database of what its owner declares as “enemies of Ukraine,” containing personal doxxing information and addresses. The website's mainpage lists Langley, Virginia, home of the CIA, and Warsaw, Poland as its official home. Journalists who depart from the CIA and Kyiv party line are added to the list. Anyone captured in Ukraine whose name appears in the websites online searchable database can be executed on the spot. The blacklist is affiliated with the Ukrainian government and SBU and was founded by Anton Herashchenko, as of 2022 an advisor to the Zelensky regime's Ukraine’s Ministry of Internal Affairs. Multiple people have been killed soon after their names were added to the list. Hunting down opposition supporters in allegedly "democratic" Ukraine, as leaders in NATO countries refer to it, in order to beat, humiliate, and even kill opponents is what Ukrainian radicals call “political safari.”
As of April 2022, eleven mayors from various towns in Ukraine were disappeared. Western media outlets followed the Kyiv regime line without exception. The SBU has even hunted opposition figures outside the country’s borders.
Since the American-backed Maidan regime came to power in 2014, the following prominent Ukrainian personalities have been targeted and victimized by the SBU.
On April 12, 2022 fascist dictator Volodymyr Zelensky announced on Instagram that the SBU arrested opposition leader Viktor Medvedchuk. The founder of the second largest party in Ukraine, the now banned Patriots for Life, Medvedchuk is the de facto representative of the country’s ethnic Russian population. Members of the state-sponsored neo-Nazi Azov Battalion’s National Corps attacked Medvedchuk’s home in March 2019. In August 2020, Azov’s National Corps opened fire on a bus carrying representatives of Medvedchuk’s party, wounding several with rubber-coated steel bullets.
Zelensky escalated the assault on Medvedchuk in February 2021 when Zelensky shuttered several media outlets controlled by Medvedchuk. The Blinken State Department once again, through the Kyiv embassy, interfered in Ukrainian internal politics by openly endorsing Zelensky's move against political opponents. Three months later, Kyiv regime jailed Medvedchuk and charged him with treason. Zelensky justified locking away his leading rival on the grounds that he needed to “fight against the danger of Russian aggression in the information arena.”
On March 1, 2022 Volodymyr Strok, the mayor of Kreminna, was kidnapped by according to his wife. On March 3, pictures of Strok's visibly tortured body appeared. A day before his murder, Struk had reportedly urged his Ukrainian colleagues to negotiate with pro-Russian officials. Anton Gerashchenko, an advisor to the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs, celebrated the murder of the mayor who was shot in the heart, declaring on his Telegram page: "There is one less traitor in Ukraine." After liberation, civilian eyewitnesses confirmed the Zelensky regime's murder of Struk.
Ukraine peace negotiator shot dead ‘defending the nation’. On March 5, 2022, SBU agents shot and killed Denis Kireev, a member of Ukraine's negotiating delegation during the Russia-Ukraine war, while he was negotiating the establishment of humanitarian corridors for refugees to escape urban centers, which the Russians had proposed. SBU and the Zelensky regime implemented a policy of using civilians of as human shields for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, blocking civilians from leaving urban areas.
On March 7, 2022 Yuri Prylipko, the mayor of Gostomel in the Kyiv region, was murdered while handing out bread. Prylipko had reportedly entered into negotiations with the Russian military to organize a humanitarian corridor for the evacuation of his city's residents - a red line for Ukrainian ultra-nationalists who had long been in conflict with the mayor's office. The SBU attempted to blame the murder on Russians.
Ukrainian member of parliament arrested.
Oles Buzina (also Buzyna), a prominent journalist and author who advocated for unity among Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia and campaigned to outlaw neo-Nazi organizing, was shot and killed near his apartment on April 16, 2015 by state-backed death squads after his name appeared on the Myrotvorets public blacklist of “enemies of the state” list. In June 2015, investigators accused Andriy Medvedko and fellow C14 member, Denys Polishchuk, of killing Buzina. During the Maidan coup C14 activists took over Kyiv’s city hall and plastered its walls with neo-Nazi insignia before taking shelter in the Canadian embassy. A March 2018 report by Reuters stated that “C14 and Kiev’s city government recently signed an agreement allowing C14 to establish a ‘municipal guard’ to patrol the streets." By offering to carry out acts of violence on behalf of anyone willing to pay, the C14 fostered a cozy relationship with various governing bodies and powerful elites across Ukraine. Their advertisement on Facebook reads:
|“C14 works for you. Help us keep afloat, and we will help you. For regular donors, we are opening a box for wishes. Which of your enemies would you like to make life difficult for? We’ll try to do that.”|
In 2018, a C14 youth organizer, Serhiy Bondar, spoke at an event at America House Kyiv, a US government institution that describes itself as “your main resource in Ukraine for American culture, education, and information.” This young fascist leader boasts of working with Kyiv police to “purge” a Gypsy homeless camp from a train station.
C14 is even more notorious than the Azov Battalion. The name is a direct reference to the white supremacist “14 words”, ""We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children." C14 has also received funding from the Zelensky regime, in the form of a Ministry of Youth and Sport grant for “national-patriotic education projects."
Since September 2019, Buzina's alleged killer Andriy Medvedko has served as a member of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NACB). In January 2020, he became a part of a working group on the 'rights and freedoms of veterans in prison', under the Ministry for Veterans Affairs. Denys Polishchuk, the other accused killer, heads the working group, which includes fellow C14 members Yevhen Karas and Oleksandr Voitko, as well as former lawmaker Oksana Korchinska. Karas has claimed that the SBU would “pass on” information cotozens of the Donbas “not only [to] us, but also Azov, the Right Sector and so on.”
In October 2019, Zelensky met with Karas, Dmytro Shatrovsky, and other neo-Nazi leaders. Days later prime minister and deputy head of Zelensky’s office Oleksiy Honcharuk appeared on stage at a neo-Nazi concert organized by accused C14 murderer Andriy Medvedko.
On February 5, 2022, nineteen days before the Russian incursion, Yevhen Karas appeared on television in Kyiv boasdting of the influence his organization and other Nazi groups enjoy in Ukrainian politics. “LGBT and foreign embassies say ‘there were not many Nazis at Maidan, maybe about 10 percent of real ideological ones,’” Karas remarked. “If not for those eight percent [of neo-Nazis] the effectiveness [of the Maidan coup] would have dropped by 90 percent.” The 2014 Maidan “Revolution of Dignity” would have been a “gay parade” if not for the instrumental role of neo-Nazis, he proclaimed. Karas went on to declare that the West armed Ukrainian ultra-nationalists because “we have fun killing.”
Elena Berezhnaya (nee Viacheslavova), a human rights advocate and former Olympic figure skater whose father, Mikhail Viacheslavov, was burned alive during the May 2, 2014 ultra-nationalist mob attack on anti-Maidan protesters in the Odessa Trade Unions House massacre. According to eyewitnesses the Maidan fascists outnumbered the anti-Kyiv protesters 10 to 1. First the Maidan activists burnt down the tents of anti-Kiev regime protesters outside the building. The anti-Kiev protesters retreated into the building and tried to blockade the door. A group of Maidan girls filled up Molotov cocktails. The Maidan protesters began throwing Molotov cocktails. Soon the building was engulfed in flames. The Maidan fascist crowd began cheering as they set the building ablaze and beat those who tried to escape. A Maidan activist was shooting at people trying to escape from the windows. A fire station less than a kilometer away couldn't respond. The Maidan activists blocked the lone fire truck and wouldn't let the firefighters operate.
Some eyewitnesses claim the real number is over a hundred. The bodies were removed and buried in secret. Survivors of the fire inside the building were executed with bullets to the head. Some were beaten to death with clubs when they jumped from windows of the burning building. A pregnant woman was strangled. The Western-backed Kyiv regime covered up the atrocities, most victims being ethnic Russian citizens of Ukraine.
The Kiev regime took over the investigation and reported 46 dead in the building. However, Voice of Russia reported, "The interim Ukrainian authorities are hiding from the public the true death toll in Friday's tragedy in the House of Trade Unions in Odessa, which actually claimed 116 lives, a member of the Odessa regional council told RIA Novosti Monday. "According to our data, there were 116 people killed in the House of Trade Unions in Odessa. Killed, not just "dead". "We don't use the word "burned" or "suffocated", because autopsies are not being performed, since the people have bullet wounds to the head," Vadim Savenko said.
Luc Michel cites Oleg Tsarev: "We believe that in the House of Unions there are more than 100 corpses. The police let nobody in so that the corpses are not counted. We know exactly there are there minor children. We are sure that those in power will do everything possible to conceal the traces of this horrible crime. We want to conduct an investigation and prosecute those responsible for this crime, he told RIA Novosti." On July 31, 2014 Democratic Sen. Mark Udall called for CIA Director John Brennan's resignation.
On March 3, 2022 five people broke into the apartment of Alexander Matjushenko (also Matiushenko or Matyushenko) and his partner Maria M. in Dnipro. The two were yelled at, had to lie down on the floor, and were not allowed to move. The attackers did not identify themselves, but two wore badges of SBU. Another man in a military uniform with the emblem of the Azov Battalion beat Matjushenko on the ground with a rifle barrel pressed on the back of his head. The violent attack was videotaped and posted on the City of Dnipro's Telegram channel. Matjushenko can be seen bleeding from the face, repeatedly kicked, and forced to shout the fascist Banderite greeting, “Slava Ukraini!” ("Glory to Ukraine!"). Matjushenko had been beaten for two hours.
“Then they put bags over our heads, tied our hands with tape and took us to the SBU building in a car. There they continued to interrogate us and threatened to cut off our ears,” Matjuschenko’s wife told the German publication Junge Welt. Matjushenko is an anti-fascist and a member of Livitsya (Left), an association founded shortly after Zelensky's rise to power by activists from various social movements in Dnipro.Matjuschenko was jailed on the grounds that he was “conducting an aggressive war or military operation,” and now faces 10 to 15 years in prison. Despite enduring several broken ribs from the beating by state-backed ultra-nationalists, he has been denied bail. Meanwhile, dozens of others have been jailed on similar charges in Dnipro.
Ukrainian Orthodox broadcast journalist jailed with no access to a lawyer medical treatment arrested in March 2022.
Editor of the Odessa newspaper Timer Yuri Tkachev, arrested in March 2022.
Dmitri Djangirov (or Dmitry Dzhangirov), journalist, political expert, political scientist, editor of Capital, a YouTube channel, arrested.
- Main article: Gonzalo Lira
During the start of the special military operation of the Russian Federation in Ukraine in 2022, Chilean/American independent journalist and film maker Gonzalo Lira was in the Kyiv from where he expressed his assessment of what was happening on his YouTube channel. In particular, he said that, "although Ukraine may win the propaganda war, Russia wins the real war by capturing territory. Already 15% of Ukraine's territory is under the control of the Russian army." This video was shown on a Russian television program of the Piervy Kanal channel without his authorization, which drew attention to him in nationalist circles in Kiev. A reward for his life was announced and death threats began to be received. Gonzalo Lira sought to return to Kharkiv with his family, which he achieved after being expelled from the Royal Grand hotel. He was critical of the government of Volodoymr Zelensky and the oligarch Íhor Kolomoiski.
Lira stated in a YouTube Live broadcast on March 26, 2022.
|"If ever you don't hear from me for 12 hours during this conflict, if it's 12 hours or more, assume that I've been picked up by the SBU. And assume that the people most responsible are the Daily Beast, the Daily Beast who deliberately lied about me, claiming that I'm not in Kharkov, admitted to the fact that people are looking for me and want to get a hold of me in the very hit piece that they wrote, and that they contacted the Ukrainian government to make them aware that I'm in Kharkov, make them aware of my significance, make them aware so they can send some SBU goons to get me. Understand what the Daily Beast has done. And when I said, you know, in the in the title of this that the Daily Beast wants to kill me, I'm not being hyperbolic."|
On April 17, 2022, George Galloway, former parliamentarian of the Great Britain Labor Party, announced on his television program MOATS that an interview with Gonzalo Lira scheduled for that audition could not be carried out due to his alleged disappearance in Ukraine. Friends and relatives of Lira confirmed that they had lost contact with him since April 15, a disappearance confirmed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile. Lira last wrote time on his Twitter account on April 15.
On April 22, 2022 Gonzalo appeared on a live on The Duran, confirming he is alive, doesn't have access to his social media and he was arrested by the Security Service of Ukraine.
Dmitry Demyanenko, former SBU head of the Kiev region, was shot dead in his car on March 10, accused of sympathy for Russia.
Maxim Ryndovskiy, a professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter, was kidnaped by the gestapo and brutally tortured for the crime of training with Russian fighters at a gym in Chechnya. Ryndovskiy also happened to be Jewish, with a Star of David tattooed on his leg, and had spoken out on social media against the Donbas war.
Oleg Novikov, director of the Kharkiv city center of the All-Ukrainian Association of the Disabled Eligible for Working, was kidnapped on April 5, 2022.
In 2015, Novikov was sentenced to 3 years in prison for "attempting at Ukraine’s territorial integrity," or supporting separatism. Mr. Novikov lost one leg in a car accident years earlier. Russia’s ombudswoman for human rights, Ella Pamfrilova, sent appeals for mercy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner, Nils Muiznieks, and the Ukrainian parliament’s ombudsman for human rights on humanitarian grounds.
Alexander Zakharchenko, head of the Donetsk Peoples Republic, was assassinated in a bomb explosion in a cafe in central Donetsk on August 31, 2018 by the SBU with the assistance of Western intelligence services.
Journalist kidnapped and beaten in 2016.
Oleh Kalashnikov, a politician from the Party of Regions, was shot to death in Kyiv on April 15, 2015.
Mikhail & Aleksander Kononovich
Anatoly Shariy (sometimes spelled 'Sharia') has nearly 3 million subscribers on YouTube, 340,000 on Facebook, and 268,000 on Twitter, and is one of Ukraine's most popular journalists despite living in Lithuania and later Spain for the past decade. Shariy has been forced to flee into exile after enduring years of harassment from nationalists. Shariy has been considered a possible contender for the presidency of Ukraine in a future election, causing Zelensky to level accusations and sanctions against Shariy. Shariy's party was among 13 opposition parties outlawed by Zelensky under martial law.
In March 2022, Shariy received an email from a friend, “Igor,” seeking to arrange a meeting. He subsequently learned that Igor was held by the SBU at the time and being used to bait Shariy into disclosing his location. Shariy has been placed on the notorious Myrotvorets public blacklist of “enemies of the state." On April 18, 2022 it was reported that Shariy faced a recent SBU assassination attempt after his friend was kidnapped.
John Mark Duggan
John Mark Duggan appears on the kill list.
Donetsk based American reporter Patrick Lancaster appears on the SBU's kill list.
Eva K Bartlett
Canadian journalist Eva K Bartlett is on the kill list. Bartlett said she feels safer living in Russia than her birthplace in Canada where she would recieve no protection from the government against Ukrainian neo-Nazis.
American filmmaker Oliver Stone appears on the Myrotvorets (Peacemaker) kill list.
On January 2 , 2015, singer/song writer Yulia Chicherina gave a free New Year's concert in Luhansk, where she performed both her old songs and new ones from her latest album A Tale of Wandering, finding Happiness and Saving the World. The concert was held as part of a charity event. After the performance Chicherina and others were put on the wanted list of the Security Service of Ukraine. The singer faces a five-year prison term "for encroaching on the integrity of the state". On January 4, 2015, Chicherina published her response to the SBU on her website:
|"Hatred and anger are completely destructive feelings, which can only be stopped by awareness and love, this requires a powerful effort of will, if nothing is done about it, hatred only thickens and grows, it changes people at the genetic level, for generations to come. I have deep compassion for the people, whose temporary authorities put them on the wanted list for a couple of songs for their own children and turn a blind eye to their bloody mistakes against their own people. I wish you to be more self-critical and less emotional, because millions of people are in your hands."|
InformNapalm and Censor.net are a media outlets that are controlled by the Ministry of Defense and Main Intelligence Department. The SBU created and control the Telegram channel “Stalingulag”.
- UKRAINE SBU (GESTAPO) ON UKIE CITIZENS, March 23, 2022. bitchute.
- Report on the human rights situation in Ukraine 1 December 2014 to 15 February 2015 Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
- Sergey ‘Botsman’ Korotkikh
- On May 19, 2022, the SBU took Tsarev's brother hostage. https://twitter.com/HromadskeRadio/status/1527247437475233792
- What Russia wants from Its invasion of Ukraine-and why Zelensky is evil. The Rio Times (1 March 2022).
- Man goes on bizarre rant, claims 'evil' Ukraine Prez Zelenskiy handed out weapons to criminals. Free Press Journal (March 2, 2022).
- Robberies, rapes happening in Ukraine after govt armed civilians to fight Russians: youTuber (March 2, 2022).