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SBU investigates alleged coup d’etat attempt by politicians

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Dec. 8, 2013, 5:13 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Katya Gorchinskaya, Mark Rachkevych

Leading opposition lawmaker Arseniy Yatseniuk stands with his back to columns of police guarding the Cabinet of Ministers building. Ukraine's KGB-successor agency announced today that it start an investigation into illegal seizure of power by politicians.
© Arseniy Yatseniuk's press service

Katya Gorchinskaya

Katya Gorchinskaya is the managing editor for investigative programming at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (Ukraine Service). She served for seven years as the Kyiv Post's deputy chief editor from 2008-2015. Follow her on Twitter @kgorchinskaya.

Mark Rachkevych

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The State Security Service (SBU), Ukraine’s KGB-successor agency, is investigating an unspecified number of unnamed politicians for “attempting to seize state power,” its official website states

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