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Statement of the Press Office of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine (2018)

In view of the publication on June 4 by some media of information with citing Yevheniy Solodko, the lawyer of the recently arrested by the SBU citizen of Ukraine Borys Herman, about his client’s alleged involvement in “the special operation of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine to detect channels for funding Russian infiltrators”, the Press Office of the SZRU declares as follows.

A citizen of Ukraine Borys Herman had no and has no relation to the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine, this person has never been an employee or an agent of the SZR of Ukraine.

The SZR of Ukraine considers such publications in the media an attempt to excuse citizen of Ukraine Borys Herman, who is charged with serious crimes: state betrayal and organization of an attempted assassination. It may also be another manifestation of the information war against Ukraine, in particular an attempt to demonstrate to the public the alleged lack of coordination between the Foreign Intelligence Service and the Security Service of Ukraine.

We emphasize that the SZR of Ukraine is in close, round-the-clock coordination with the Security Service of Ukraine in matters of protecting our state from external threats. The SZRU has equal interaction with other members of the intelligence community and all components of the security sector of Ukraine.

 

Press Office of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine

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