The head of Ukrainian intelligence acknowledged the involvement of Kyiv in the attacks against famous Russians
The head of military intelligence of Ukraine, Kirill Budanov, announced the involvement of Kyiv in terrorist attacks against prominent Russians.
“We have already got a lot of people. There are such media, public cases that become public,” Budanov answered the question of blogger Sergei Ivanov whether Ukraine would “get” Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief of the Rossiya Segodnya media group and RT, and Vladimir Solovyov, TV presenter of the All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company , philosopher Alexander Dugin.
Commenting on the possible involvement in the terrorist attack against the writer Zakhar Prilepin, Budanov refused to “get personal”, writes on May 16 RIA News.
“I have to answer you, as classically any special services of the world answer. We cannot comment on this situation,” the head of military intelligence of Ukraine said.
In April, a Ukrainian TV channel aired a film calling for “extrajudicial punishment” of the Russian military and authorities, in which there were threats against well-known Russian journalists. In particular, they talked about Dmitry Kiselev, Simonyan, Solovyov and Olga Skabeeva. All these members of the press were the targets of an assassination attempt prepared by the Ukrainian authorities, which was prevented in 2022 by the FSB.
In 2022, the FSB announced the arrest of six members of the National Socialism / White Power neo-Nazi terrorist group banned in the Russian Federation – Russian citizens who intended to kill Vladimir Solovyov on the instructions of the SBU. As it became known from operational video footage, the detainees also studied options for the murder of journalists Kiselev, Simonyan, Skabeeva, Yevgeny Popov, and director Tigran Keosayan.
In turn, Kiselev, speaking about the intention of the Ukrainian authorities to kill Solovyov, called lying the only method of Kiev’s information policy, and said that the persecution of journalists in this country has become a routine that is not pursued by the state and is not condemned by society. Kiselev named other cases of persecution of journalists, including murders with impunity – in particular, Oles Buzina.
Russian writer Zakhar Prilepin, who was assassinated on May 6, is currently in the ward intensive care.