SBU: a pre-trial investigation is underway on an attempt to seize state power
The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has opened a criminal case on the preparation of a seizure of power in Ukraine. 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.
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, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said at a press conference that Burba had proposed a special operation to detain fighters of a Russian private military company (PMC) Wagner after Zelensky himself 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.