Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) said it had arrested “KGB killers” who were planning attacks on Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov and head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine’s Defense Ministry Kirill Budanov.
The SBU announced in a press release that “v Ukraine A series of assassinations commissioned by high-ranking representatives of the country’s military and political leadership was thwarted. “She said that the services” disrupted the GRU sabotage and reconnaissance group, which planned the assassination of the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oeksiy Reznikov, the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Kirill Budanov, as well as a well-known Ukrainian activist. “His name has not been disclosed. According to the Ukrainian media, he is the ex-commander of the Azov Regiment, Serhiy Korotkekh.
According to the SBU, the “managers” promised a reward of 100-150 thousand dollars for the killing of each of these people.
Mediator from Lugansk
The statement stated that one of the members of the sabotage and reconnaissance group was a resident of Lugansk, who fought in one of the units of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic. His role was to find the “killers”.
The detainee was due to contact a Kyiv resident who agreed to pay $5,000 to kill a Ukrainian soldier, allegedly guilty of killing Russian prisoners of war. The SBU said the killing was intended as a “test” before carrying out “key missions.”
They had to prepare a “liquidation” plan.
“In order (to organize) the assassination of the heads of Ukrainian law enforcement bodies, the liaison officer decided to come personally to the areas controlled by Kyiv. And there, together with his partner, they had to prepare a “liquidation” plan and submit it for approval to the director in Russia– Tell SBU.
She said that a resident of Lugansk tried to hide information about the travel route, so he came to Ukraine through it Belarus. “In an attempt to prevent particularly serious crimes, the intelligence and special operations unit of the Social Security Service detained both men (a liaison officer and a hired killer) in Kovil (a city in the Volyn region in western Ukraine, near the border with Poland), ”said the Security Service of Ukraine .
Collaborators were charged with treason under martial law and attempted murder.
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