The security service of Ukraine told about the seizure of the equipment that was used for illegal listening of telephone talks opposition leaders and active participants during the Euromaidan protests and the detention of its employees involved in the " tapping ".
"in the process of conducting special operations in Kiev SBU detained a group of persons headed by officer - a Lieutenant Colonel in the Central office of the SBU, which was engaged in illegal wiretapping. The attackers selected modern special set for removing data channels for mobile communications (GSM), " - said the head of the SBU, Vasyl Hrytsak the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
He added that the Equipment to listen got to Ukraine smuggled as if from Russia, because " such a special interception system in Ukraine ". SBU checks data on the possible involvement of the former head of the SBU Alexander Yakimenko in the import of machinery to Ukraine.
Filed under the criminal code according to section 359 (illegal purchase, sale or use of special technical means of obtaining information) of the Criminal code of Ukraine. Equipment sent for examination, as well as among them to identify who it is that you listened to during Euromaidan.
Kiev's main square Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence square) - was occupied by supporters of European integration on November 21, 2013, immediately after the announcement of the government of Mykola Azarov about temporary suspension of the signing of the Treaty on the Union with the EU.
later, the Maidan became the epicenter of the confrontation between the security forces and radicals. The clashes, during which opposing political force many times used firearms and " Molotov cocktails ", were dozens of casualties. Against this background, at the end of February 2014 in Ukraine there was a coup, and leader Viktor Yanukovych was removed from power.