Friday, March 9, 2018

Report of the Head of the Security Service to the President: The level of terrorist threat for Ukrainians has been the highest since independence

President Petro Poroshenko heard the report of Head of the Security Service Vasyl Hrytsak regarding the prevention of terrorist attacks in Ukraine.
In particular, Vasyl Hrytsak informed that the Security Service had prevented large-scale terrorist attacks planned to be made in the near future in the city of Kyiv and other cities of Ukraine. "Yesterday, on March 8, 2018, when trying to move to the controlled territory of Ukraine from the uncontrolled, Ukrainian citizen Volodymyr Ruban was detained with a large, I would say, with a very large amount of weaponry. These are weapons, explosive materials, machine guns and other military means of destruction," the Head of the Security Service informed.

According to him, criminal activity of his group has been documented by the Service for a long time, which made it possible to establish a lot of details on the preparation of this crime. "I want to report that the level of terrorist threat to Ukrainians was the highest since the independence of our state," Vasyl Hrytsak said.
The President thanked the security officials involved in the operation. “The operation has lasted for a long time. The Head of the Security Service informed me personally of that. I would like to note that Russian media and politicians immediately started to protect him, which confirms our actions were correct,” Petro Poroshenko stressed.
The President instructed the Head of the Security Service to take the investigation under his personal control, “inform the society as soon as possible and ensure peace for Ukrainians”.
Petro Poroshenko added that the goal was to destabilize the society with massive terrorist attacks.
“I want to emphasize that it’s not about the transporter. You will get irrefutable evidence of preparation of massive terrorist attack in Ukraine,” the Head of State noted.
Vasyl Hrytsak added that he would inform more details in a briefing today and noted that “they will be shocking for someone”.