Ukrainian investigators explain detention of ex-head of Crimean SBU department

17 July, 01:15 PM
Oleh Kulinich passed information that was a state secret to the Russian special services (Photo:DBR)

Oleh Kulinich passed information that was a state secret to the Russian special services (Photo:DBR)

Theformer head of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine department in Crimea, Oleh Kulinich, who was detained in Kyiv on July 17, has been accused of working for the Russian special services, Ukraine’s State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) reported in a statement.

In particular, Kulinich is said to have given the Russians "information constituting a state secret." 

“The direct participation of the defendant in the activities of a criminal organization that was engaged in intelligence and subversive activities against Ukraine was also documented,” the SBI said. 

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“The actions of the group harmed the sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability, defense capability, state, economic and information security of our country.” 

In this regard, the accused collaborator was served a notice of suspicion under Part 1 of Art. 255 (creation, management of a criminal community or criminal organization), part 1 of Art. 111 (high treason), part 5 of Art. 27 h. 1 art. 114 (assistance in collection of information constituting a state secret for the purpose of transferring to a foreign state, a foreign organization or their representatives).

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