And that Russia has just “dirtyed” the Ukrainian authorities
“I am ashamed of this episode of Ukrainian intelligence” – Volodymyr Zelensky commented on the scandalous “Wagnerian Case” recently published by Bellingcat.
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Recall that The investigation found that the operation to detain 33 Russians who had previously fought on the DPR and LPR side was thought out and carried out by the Ministry of Defense's General Intelligence Directorate with the support of the SBU Counterintelligence Directorate. . And that this was fully agreed with President Zelenský's office.
The chief informant of the foreign investigators in this case was the head of GUR Vasily Burba, whom Zelensky later recalled. Zelensky said Burba was trying to drag Ukraine into an international scandal and the presidency was not really interested in the details of the Wagnerite detention.
As Vladimir Zelensky said, in the summer of 2020 he spoke to Burba about the upcoming special operation to detain Wagnerites. And he had big questions about the final phase of the operation – the landing of a Turkish Airlines plane with the Russians in Kiev.
“I asked him (Burby) if Erdogan would be informed about the upcoming landing of the plane in Kiev? He said, “No.” But this is a Turkish Airlines plane …
Then I asked how the safety of people on the plane will be ensured, there are more than 100 people. And what if these Wagnerians hijack a plane? Can it be like that? He (Burba) said maybe. Then I said that the operation could only be carried out once all the details had been considered. ”
International scandals. And entangle the country with the United States and Turkey. Therefore, as Zelensky said, the operation “was not a special operation of the State of Ukraine.” “You should have seen Russia rejoicing when it all came to light. How they got us dirty, “Zelenský complained.