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SBU appointed inspection of facts presented in story by "Skhemy"

10.06.2017, 00:17

Based on the facts presented in the investigation about the elite cars of officers of the Security Service of Ukraine conducted by the program “Skhemy”, the inspection has been ordered. This information was made public in the SBU’s answer signed by the head of the public relations Olena Hitlyanska in response to the program’s request, reports Radio Liberty.

The journalists asked, whether there will be an inspection of SBU officers showed in the story as to whether their official incomes match their lifestyle.

SBU’s official answer does not specify when the inspection will be held.

For the context, on June 1 the editorial team of the investigative program “Skhemy” (the joint project of Radio Liberty and TV channel “UA:Pershyi”) reported pressure from the Security Service of Ukraine, which tried to get them to take off the air the story about luxurious cars of the officers of the SBU Chief Department of Counterintelligence Protection of Interests of the State in the sphere of economic security, which cost incomparably high for public servants and this story gained a lot of attention. Despite the pressure, the journalists aired the story.

SBU says its lawyers will analyze possible violations by the journalists of the program “Skhemy” in their investigation of the cars of the SBU officers, informed Olena Hitlyanska.

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