Security services 'illegally spy on Euromaidan activists,' Kozhemiakin says
The opposition claims that employees of the Security Service of Ukraine and the Interior Ministry are carrying out illegal surveillance of Euromaidan activists.
"We have recently started receiving public signals from politicians and Maidan activists - and I have already counted about 25 of them, that they are being followed by some unknown cars, unknown people, [and] they feel phone calls are being interfered with," the head of the Verkhovna Rada committee on legislative support for law enforcement activity, Andriy Kozhemiakin (Batkivschyna faction), said at a press briefing at the national resistance headquarters on Wednesday.
He added that MPs are getting such signals from middle-level employees of the SBU and the Interior Ministry. According to reports, law enforcement are conducting surveillance without the proper orders and without respective court rulings, on verbal instructions, thus breaking the laws of the country.
Kozhemiakin asked the heads of respective departments of the SBU and the Interior Ministry, as well as their subordinates, not to execute illegal orders, because they fall under the article of the Criminal Code on abuse of power, and they will bear criminal responsibility.