Employees of the security Service of Ukraine in August exposed and blocked the activities of the network of Internet agitators, which the Russian special services brought to the preparations for intervention in the upcoming elections of the President of Ukraine. About it reported in a press-the SBU center.
“Militiamen established that the Russian intelligence services attracted to the “cooperation” of the inhabitants of the Dnieper, Krivoi Rog and Nikopol, which are the administrators of groups in social networks. Special services of the Russian Federation has set the task of preparing the ground for carrying out pre-planned activities to influence the future elections of the President of Ukraine by manipulating public opinion and Internet users”, – stated in the message.
It is noted that among the tasks was the search for bloggers and authors of social networks for a cash consideration had to post sent from Russia political news. In addition, users had to draw “fake” individuals to register Internet sites in the Ukrainian segment of domain names.
“The Russian curators have also planned activities for the worsening socio-political situation before and during elections of the President of Ukraine. To do this, the performers had to “spin” the news to discredit the state authorities and local self-government and to create a social networking group of supposedly Patriotic. These resources were planned publication destructive material, including calls for the violent change of the constitutional order of Ukraine and its territorial integrity”, – added in SBU.
Now open criminal proceedings on the Commission of crimes against bases of national security of Ukraine, investigative (search) actions for the collection of evidence necessary for attraction guilty to criminal responsibility.
Recall that in 2019 Ukraine will hold presidential and parliamentary elections. Elections of the President of Ukraine, according to the legislation, scheduled for 31 March 2019. Elections to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to be held on 27 October 2019.