SBU: a pre-trial investigation is underway on an attempt to seize power by citizens of the Russian Federation and Ukraine authorities by a group of citizens of Ukraine and Russia. This was reported on the service's website.
“The Main Investigation Department of the Security Service of Ukraine is carrying out pre-trial investigation into criminal proceedings for the commission of actions aimed at seizing state power,” the message says.
At the same time, the SBU did not disclose who exactly is the suspect.
Earlier it was reported that the SBU interrogated the former head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense Vasily Burba in the case of the Wagnerites.
On November 26, the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky said that Burba proposed a special operation to detain fighters of the Russian private military company (PMC) Wagner after the president decided to dismiss him from his post as head of the intelligence department.
On July 29, 2020, 33 Russians were detained in Belarus on charges of preparing riots before the presidential elections. Some of them had Ukrainian passports. Kiev requested their extradition, but the detainees returned to Russia. Later, the editor-in-chief of the Censor.net website, Yuri Butusov, said that they wanted to lure the Wagnerites to Kiev, but the operation failed because of Zelensky. The President of Ukraine called it nonsense.