In the SBU told how the Russian secret service used “Vkontakte” and “Classmates”

Russian special services are actively used information and psychological operations against Ukraine through social networks “Vkontakte” and “Classmates” in preparation for a military invasion. This was during a round table in Kiev said the Deputy chief of Department of counterprospecting protection in the field of information security SBU yuliia laputina.

“Preparation for a military invasion was accompanied by active use of the Russian special services special information and information and psychological operations against Ukraine. In particular, through the creation, administration, artificial building of attendance anti-Ukrainian and Pro-Russian groups in the Ukrainian segment of the Russian social networks “Vkontakte” and “Classmates”, she said.

“We know that a significant portion of these groups were administered with the territory of the Russian Federation, was used as a measure of the involvement of special services of the Russian Federation citizens of Ukraine, which, in some cases, for a cash consideration held through the service “Yandex.Money” exercised shares to the detriment of the territorial integrity, sovereignty and security of Ukraine”, – said laputina.

Recall President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the decree “On the use of personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions)”, which provides, inter alia, blocking access to social networks “Vkontakte” and “Classmates”, resources Yandex, and also prohibited the use of accounting software “1C”.