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MPs to apply to UN to recognize Russian FSB and General Staff terrorist organizations

07.09.2021, 18:34
Photo credit: golos.com.ua
Photo credit: golos.com.ua

MPs suggested to Verkhovna Rada to appeal to the United Nations with a demand to recognize the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation and the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces as terrorist organizations. The draft resolution #6001 “On the appeal of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to the United Nations Security Council on the recognition of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation and the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation as terrorist organizations” was registered in parliament on September 7.

The authors of the project are five MPs: from the "Servant of the People" Oleg Dunda, Aleksander Aliksiychuk and George Mazurashu, from the parliamentary group "Party for the Future" Ihor Guz and Taras Batenko.

The text of the draft resolution is not yet available on the website.

The occupation authorities in the Crimea regularly carries out mass searches at the Crimean Tatars, detains activists and journalists.

On September 4, Russian police and special services detained more than 40 people in occupied Crimea , including journalists from “Crimean Solidarity” and Hraty, Ayder Kadyrov and Nuri Abdureshitov.

on March 10, Russian FSB officers detained Vladislav Yesypenko in the occupied Crimea. Yesypenko took part in the action dedicated to Taras Shevchenko's anniversary, which took place in Simferopol on March 9. 

Vladyslav Yesypenko is accused of gathering information "in the interests of Ukraine's special services," including for the Foreign Intelligence Service, the Russian FSB's Public Relations Center reported on March 16. According to the FSB, Yesipenko "carried out photo and video recording of the area, livelihoods and places of mass stay of people in the Crimea."

During the first half of 2021, the cyber specialists of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) neutralized more than 1 thousand cyber attacks and incidents on the resources of government agencies and critical infrastructure. One of the large-scale cyberattacks blocked by the SBU is the activity of the hacker group “Armageddon”, controlled by the FSB . Hackers tried to attack electronic document management systems in order to gain access to secret data of Ukrainian authorities, ”the intelligence service said.

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