SBU dismantles 'communist cell' in Ukraine

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12:20, 20.03.2023

The organisation had about 45 members.

This was reported by the SBU press service.

The SBU said that it had managed to declassify underground cells of the so-called "Communist Party of the Soviet Union" in Kiev and six other regions of Ukraine.

This is an FSB-controlled Russian organization which is actively involved in subversive activities against Ukraine. After the full-scale invasion, the association's organizers tried to create an extensive network of their own "obkoms" in our state. Their "activists" were to call for mass support for the Russian occupiers and set up "commandant's offices" to gather intelligence and prepare enemy sabotage.

the "branches" of this organization were in Kiev, as well as in Kharkiv, Lviv, Dnepropetrovsk, Zaporizhia, Vinnitsa and Chernihiv regions.

Everything was led by Yuri Shipkov, the head of the "central committee of the Bolsheviks" based in Moscow.

The organization consisted of about 45 people.

Instructions to carry out criminal actions were received directly from the head of the Moscow "Central Committee" via a specially created anonymous Telegram channel.

None of the criminal plans were implemented. According to the SBU materials one of the organizers of the association was suspected under two articles of the Criminal Code of Ukraine:

art. 109 (distribution of public calls for violent seizure of power);

art. 436 (public calls for unleashing a military conflict).

Investigative actions are underway to bring the other individuals involved to justice.

SBU dismantles 'communist cell' in Ukraine
SBU dismantles 'communist cell' in Ukraine
SBU dismantles 'communist cell' in Ukraine
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Artur Zayonts

Artur Zayonts specialises in news from the frontline. A historian by education, Arthur has always sought to bring depth and context to his journalistic work.