SBU management in the Nikolaev area in pursuance of the Decree of the President continues work within arkhivno - the search project "Ukrainian Passional". The project provides studying and systematization of information on criminal cases on the persons repressed at the time of the Soviet totalitarian mode.
Nearly 11 thousand archival criminal cases are stored in archive of regional body of SBU in the Nikolaev area. Today 8 thousand affairs are already processed. Among them - the big document file, the political repressions which were stored from the very beginning of a mode. At sentences on criminal cases often there are formulations it seems: "to condemn for a counterrevolutionary crime and to hold in custody until the end of civil war until further notice".
The Ukrainian Passional project is urged to create conditions for a free access of researchers, scientists and interested persons to the automated accounting of the archival materials concerning inhabitants of edge who in different years underwent political repressions.
According to the resolution of body of a pretrial investigation of Security service it is carried out scientifically - demographic examination which will give answers about number of victims during the Holodomor and its influence on a demographic condition of Ukraine. Information on number of victims of hunger on each settlement, the area and area is checked and is procedurally made out. It is established that central and east regions of Ukraine most of all suffered from criminal acts of the power. In the Dnepropetrovsk area 57 mass burials of the people who were lost during a hungry pestilence are revealed; Zhitomir - 2; Kirovograd - 3; Lugansk - 90;The Nikolaev - 30; Poltava - 273; Kharkov - 206; Hmelnitskoy - 35. The total of the buried makes hundreds thousands.
For today it is examined and attached to criminal case of 1378 archival documents which were stored in regional bodies of SBU (on areas: Vinnytsia - 50; Dnepropetrovsk - 150; Donetsk - 70; Zhitomir - 109; Zaporozhye - 80;The Kiev - 210; Kirovograd - 139; Lugansk - 46;The Nikolaev - 56; Odessa - 23; Poltava - 30; Sumy - 22; Kharkov - 50; Kherson - 60; Hmelnitskaya - 100; Cherkassk - 90; Chernigov - 93).
533 witnesses in 17 areas are interrogated: Vinnytsia - 20; Днепропетровскяа - 50; Donetsk - 10; Zhitomir - 25; Zaporozhye - 35; Kiev - 5; Kirovograd - 64; Lugansk - 12;The Nikolaev - 56; Odessa - 27; Poltava - 15; Sumy - 21; Kharkov - 74; Kherson - 44; Hmelnitska - 15; Cherkassk - 14; Chernigov - 46.