Ukrainian intelligence agency denies eastern Ukraine has been seized

Ukraine's intelligence service, SBU, insisted Tuesday that "there was no seizure" of its "small building" in the country's eastern Donetsk region. Report of a takeover, the SBU spokeswoman said, "is an overstatement."
By JC Finley Follow @JC_Finley Contact the Author   |   April 22, 2014 at 11:23 AM

DONETSK, Ukraine, April 22 (UPI) -- The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) insisted Tuesday that its building in the eastern region of Donetsk has not been seized, contrary to reports of a takeover.

SBU spokeswoman Maryna Ostapenko said at a briefing on Tuesday "As far as I know, there was no seizure there."

The SBU building in the city of Kramatorsk "is a small building," she said. "To say that it has been seized is an overstatement. People there walk in and out."

[Interfax Ukraine News Agency]

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