Zaporizhia Mayor Volodymyr Buriak told Interfax-Ukraine, Censor.NET reports.
He said the searches are conducted upon the ruling of Zhovtnevyi district court of Zaporizhia which prescribes to look for "objects and documents that might be meaningful for pretrial investigation, i.e. systems of audio and video surveillance, web cams, cables, modems, routers, PCs, laptops, tablets, and other media" in offices of mayor and his deputies.
Buriak also cited the ruling as saying that the pretrial investigation found that "in early 2016, unknown people used the offices to communicate information by means of special communication to occupied areas of the Donetsk region."
"Do they mean that someone transfers some data to the "DPR"? That's absurd! Looks like some people are interested in destabilizing Zaporizhia. It's calm here as of today," Buriak said.
As of afternoon Tuesday, the searches continue. SBU officers that conduct the raid said it would last for several more hours. No official comment by the SBU in the Zaporizhia region has been made.