Oleg Tsarev: Ukrainian Intelligence Tried & Will Still Try to Commit Sabotage & Murder in Russia

NEW – May 27, 2022

Ukrainian intelligence regularly throws subversive detachments into Crimea, whose task is either to kidnap or eliminate the enemies of Ukraine, so-called “separatists,” says former deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Oleg Tsarev.

Oleg Anatolyevich, what do you think about the statement made by the adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs Anton Gerashchenko, that the intelligence agencies of Ukraine will act like the Israeli intelligence “Mossad”, destroying enemies of the regime outside Ukraine? Should these statements be taken seriously or just as ordinary intimidation, behind which there is nothing?

“Ukraine is one of the few countries in the world that has amended the law on counterintelligence, and legalised the actions of counterintelligence to eliminate the enemies of Ukraine, as well as conducting various kinds of forceful actions outside Ukraine.

Yes, many intelligence agencies of the world carry out similar actions, but that only Mossad and Ukraine are open, perhaps.”

Remind me, what kind of law is this?

“Law No. 2383. It was adopted back in March 2015 with the filing of Deputy Sergey Pashinsky. It makes changes to the law on intelligence activities.”

Are the Americans helping Ukrainian intelligence?

“Since the presidency of Leonid Kuchma, the Americans have always tried to insert their people into the SBU, but the counterintelligence department in general was their patrimony.

And after Maidan, people were not appointed to the post of head of counterintelligence at all without the consent of the Americans. If during Yanukovych’s time an attempt was made to jump out of dependence on Washington on this issue, now the dependence has become total.

For example, Kirill Budanov, the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate, works for the United States. He himself is from Crimea, participated in the ATO [“anti-terrorist operation” in Donbass – SZ], where he lost his leg, a good sniper. He likes to kill people, so when the question arises about the elimination of one of the opponents of the regime, he will have no remorse.

If there is a body to which budgetary funds are allocated, if there is a structure where people serve who are tasked with eliminating enemies, moreover, this activity is legalised in legislation, then, of course, this body should report on its work, before doing sabotage and other activities.

It is impossible to say that there is nothing but words in such statements. These people work quite effectively.”

Give specific examples.

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“They regularly threw and are still throwing sabotage detachments into Crimea, whose task is either to kidnap or eliminate the enemies of Ukraine. And only thanks to the phenomenally good work of the FSB here, the Ukrainian intelligence agencies have nothing to boast about.

However, except for one case when there was real fighting, as a result of which FSB officers were killed on the territory of Crimea.

In addition, look at how many militia commanders were killed on the territory of the DPR and LPR.

As for mainland Russia, I have no right to cite all the facts, but I will tell you about one well-known one, when the Kharkov political emigrant Evgeny Zhilin was killed in the Moscow region. The killer then managed to escape.”

With all due respect to Zhilin’s memory, he was a third-rate figure in emigration. Zhilin was killed, and the speaker of the Parliament of Novorossiya Oleg Tsarev has been living in Russia for eight years and everything is fine and well with him — not a single attempt at assassination.

“Lucky, what can I say! I can’t really talk about it, but the fact that I’ve had a lot of different situations here is for sure.

At one time, my good friend, who stayed in Kiev after the coup, warned me that a group had been created under the Foreign Intelligence Service [FIS] of Ukraine to eliminate prominent separatists abroad. To do this, an extensive network of agents was created on the territory of mainland Russia, in Crimea and in Donbass.

The fact that I am on the list of those subject to destruction did not surprise me, but the list included former employees of the FIS and the SBU who did not accept the coup and left the territory of Ukraine.”

Suppose I am the head of Ukrainian intelligence or a Ukrainian statesman who makes a decision to eliminate this or that Ukrainian political emigrant. But I have to take into account that after that there will be retaliatory actions: Russian intelligence can eliminate those who are involved in sabotage and murder. No?

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“Again, I can’t say much, but I want to say that certain actions were carried out by the intelligence agencies of the Russian Federation in response to the sabotage of the Ukrainian intelligence, after which the number of acts of sabotage on the territory of the Russian Federation dramatically decreased.”


Aleksandr Chalenko

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