In a separate announcement, the SBU mentioned that the investigation into Dubinsky’s alleged cooperation with Russia’s military intelligence was part of a larger operation targeting an organized criminal group. This group, which was formed in 2016, consisted of Dubinsky, a former lawmaker, his assistant, and an ex-prosecutor.
The SBU also stated that Dubinsky was implicated in spreading misinformation about Ukraine’s political leadership. However, the specific details of the charges against him were not provided.
Dubinsky, who has been placed on a U.S. sanctions list for his alleged involvement in election meddling, was expelled from the ruling Servant of the People party last year. Despite these actions, he has vehemently denied any wrongdoing and continued to serve as a lawmaker.
It is important to note that Reuters was unable to independently verify the video in which Dubinsky announced his detention. The video showed him inside a building with a man wearing a uniform from the Ukrainian security service.
The court has ordered Dubinsky’s detention for a period of 60 days, until January 12, 2024.