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SBU searches 1+1 TV Channel’s project “Secret Materials”

05.02.2020, 20:40
Photo credit: Screenshot fromthe video of V> Tymofiychuk
Photo credit: Screenshot fromthe video of V> Tymofiychuk

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) conductes searches in the “Sekretni Materiali” (Secret Materials) project office at 18 Kurenivska Street in Kyiv. The live broadcast of searches is presented by a journalist with the  "Secret Materials" project Volodymyr Tymofiychuk, as Detektor Media reported.

He said he was going to file complaint of crime, as he was not allowed to his workplace.

From the video, one could hear the journalists asking the SBU officers what they were looking for, and in response they were told: "Any recorders, cameras, bugs."

Later, SBU officials reported that they were looking for a voice recorder, which journalist Yevgeny Kuksin allegedly recorded the Prime Minister Oleksiy Goncharuk saying of an "blank" in the head of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.at the government meeting.

The Shevchenko district court granted permission to the SBU to search the desk of the journalist Kuksin.

According to Hromadske, permission to search was given in the framework of the investigation in a criminal proceeding under part 3 of Article 359 (illegal use of special technical tools to gather information in an unspoken way) of the Criminal Code.

The SBU investigator said that he proposed to the journalist Yevgeny Kuksin, who is involved in the case, to voluntarily give away the technical means used for secretly gathering of information.

Earlier,the MP Oleksandr Dubinsky claimed on Facebook that his apartment was searched. He said that he was leaving to the office of the TV channel and invited the journalists and other MPs to join him.

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