The Security and Intelligence Agency (SOA) on Tuesday refuted allegations in the Jutranji List daily about an intelligence scandal in which protagonists went with impunity, as claimed by the daily.

The SOA stressed that the article was full of untruths and false conclusions such as the claim that during the procurement of equipment for monitoring communication via WhatsApp, Viber and Skype, information was revealed that could undermine national security.

It is incorrect that confidential information was disclosed in correspondence that could threaten national security, SOA said refuting claims reported in the daily.

SOA director Dragan Lozancic has been the focus of media attention over the past few days because President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has co-signed a decision to replace him and has sent her decision to Prime Minister Tihomir Oreškovic for his confirmation who said he would make his decision this week.

This past Friday, the president's office reported that Grabar-Kitarovic had signed a decision to dismiss the SOA director due to violation of the security and intelligence law and the media reported that the President no longer trusted Lozancic because he had not informed her that Dinamo soccer club boss Zdravko Mamic was under surveillance, while she had had contacts with him.

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