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This is how Ukraine’s own secret service betrayed it
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is cleaning up the Secret Service. More time, because many employees were said to have helped the Russians during the invasion. Blig shows how Ukrainians betray their own country.
The Ukrainian security and intelligence services are full of traitors who divulge secrets to the Russian enemy, thereby facilitating their advance.
On Sunday, President Volodymyr Zelensky (44) fired head of domestic intelligence Ivan Bakanov (47) and prosecutor general Irina Venediktova (43).
More than 60 employees of the secret service SBU and the General Prosecutor’s Office stayed in Russian-captured areas and are now working with Russia, Zelensky said. A total of 651 criminal proceedings were initiated for treason and collaboration with the enemy.
Zelensky rejects “traitors”: “All shall be judged one by one”(02:07)
Showed mines to the Russians
Blig shows that Ukrainians left secrets behind or were concerned about their own profit:
At the very beginning of the invasion, Brigadier General Andrei Naumov fled. The former head of the SBU internal security administration was arrested in Serbia three months later with 600,000 euros and 125,000 US dollars in cash and two valuable emeralds. He is believed to have been in contact with Serbian officials who had good relations with Moscow.
The treachery at Cherson had dire consequences. The Russian attackers knew the location of Ukrainian mines on the isthmus between the Crimean peninsula and the mainland. Additionally, it is not clear why the 1,366-meter-long Antonivka Bridge over the Dnieper on the southern outskirts of Kherson did not explode in time. So the Russians crossed the river and easily captured the city. SBU regional head Serhiy Kryvoruchka is suspected of treason.
The recent case, possibly leading to the dismissal of SBU head Bakanov, worried the head of the SBU in the Crimean region. Ole Kulinich has been accused of collaborating with the Russians since 2014, sabotaging preparations for war and clearing mines along the border before the invasion. He was arrested over the weekend.
The behavior of Roman Dutin, head of the SBU in the strategically important Kharkiv region, borders on treason towards Ukraine. Zelensky fired him because “he selfishly looked after his own interests instead of working to protect the city from the first days of the war.” Law enforcement officials will find out what his motive is.
The Ukrainian prosecutor has provided the Russians with lists of soldiers and civilians killed, the locations of captured or detained Russian soldiers, the results of Russian airstrikes and passwords to pass through Ukrainian checkpoints. The traitor was punished by having a false list pressed upon him, which was later exposed with the Russians.
Zelensky fires more SBU bosses
The SBU, which aims to fight economic crime and corruption, is the successor agency to the Soviet-era KGB. The organization has about 30,000 employees, seven times the size of the British domestic secret service MI5 and larger than the US FBI with 35,000 employees.
To move closer to the EU, Brussels demands new SBU structures from Ukraine. After his childhood friend Pagano was fired, Zelensky announced on Monday that 28 SBU employees, including the SBU vice president and several regional heads, would be fired “due to unsatisfactory work results.” He also expressed the possibility of rethinking the entire mission of the Secret Service.
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