MainMain

SBU learned about Russia's plans to destabilize Ukraine in November

Security service says it got hold of "destabilization scenarios" for 10-15 regions of Ukraine.

The head of the Security Service of Ukraine Vasyl Hrytsak says his agency got hold of evidence revealing Russia's plans for destabilization of the situation in some regions of Ukraine on 10-15 November.

"We have some new documents at our disposal that we have not disclosed yet, which contain plans to destabilize the situation in Ukraine as a whole in November, with detailed scenarios for 10-15 regions. Who-how-does-what, itemized budgets, etc," Hrytsak told a briefing in Kyiv on 4 November.

"These documentary materials have been obtained by operational methods, so I'm not at liberty to say more than I've said. However, Russia has not abandoned its plans to destabilize the situation in our country," said Hrytsak.

He also confirmed the credibility of the so-called "Surkov letters " (Vladislav Surkov, Putin's presidential aide) that also indicate the existence of similar plans.

Last month, hackers posted "Surkov plan to destabilize Ukraine" which includes a set of steps to destabilize the socio-political situation in the country, and a document on the establishment of a republic in the territory of Transcarpathia.

The plans indicates that the realization of complex measures was slated for November-March.

In response, the Kremlin said that Surkov does not use e-mail.