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Ukraine's Security Service detains group aiming to seize parliament building

Ukraine's Security Service detains group aiming to seize parliament building Photo: SSU detains a group of provocateurs (

The Security Service of Ukraine exposed a group of civic "activists" who were preparing provocations in Kyiv on June 30 this year. They planned to seize the Ukrainian Parliament - Verkhovna Rada, according to the SSU.

According to the investigation, the group was headed by the co-founder of a public organization that has been known for its anti-Ukrainian actions since 2015. Under the guise of holding a so-called veche, the group planned to announce the "removal from power" of the current military and political leadership of Ukraine.

Then the "activists" hoped to seize the building of the Verkhovna Rada and block its work.

"To gather people, the organizers were supposed to organize a supposedly peaceful gathering in the center of the capital. But most of the participants of the event wanted to use the dark method - without disclosing their true intentions about provocations," the SSU said.

The attackers planned to disseminate information about the "unrest" in Kyiv through domestic and foreign information resources. They hoped to undermine the socio-political situation in Ukraine this way, playing in favor of Russia.

To implement the criminal plan, the leader recruited accomplices - members of public associations from Kyiv, Dnipro, and other regions. For conspiracy, they communicated through various messengers and met in person only in small groups of 3 people.

The SSU exposed their intentions in advance, documented their subversive activities, and detained the organizers.

During the searches, the SSU found weapons and ammunition, as well as mobile phones, computer equipment, and draft records with evidence of criminal actions.

The SSU investigators have already served the detainees a notice of suspicion under Art. 1, 2, 3 of Art. 109 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (actions and calls for actions aimed at violent change or overthrow of the constitutional order or seizure of state power).

The detainees were chosen a measure of restraint in the form of detention. They face up to 10 years in prison with confiscation of property.

Photo: SSU detains a group of provocateurs (