Ukrainians detain Russian GRU officers who acted in Ukraine

Monday, 14 April, 2014, 22:49


Ukrainian Special Service agents detained the officers of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation (GRU) involved in the provocation of the clashes in Ukraine’s east. The secretary of the Council of the National Security and Defense, Andriy Parubiy, stated this in a broadcast on Hromadske TV.

According to Parubiy, Ukrainian citizens were also among the detainees; they were agents under cover. Parubiy didn’t spill the whole story of the detention referring to the need for secrecy.

 “The case that we’ve seen in Slovyansk is that the terrorists are from abroad,”- he stressed expressing his resentment that the terrorists are using civilians as shields.

 “We will neutralize those people who have come to Ukraine to spark clashes between civilians,” concluded Parubiy.

The Secretary of the Council of the National Security and Defense stressed that Ukrainian intelligence has a lot evidence about Russian intelligence agencies’ involvement in sparking of riots in the eastern oblasts.

At the same time, Parubiy did recently visit Luhansk, and he noted that there are among the pro-Russian protesters in the city he spoke to, a lot of locals “who want to open negotiations and get some results.”

 “There are some demands that are on the same page with the government’s requirements,” he stressed. But the secretary said that some covert force has been constantly interfering in the negotiations process which has been standing in the way of reaching a compromise.

Parubiy has commented on the coming negotiations in Geneva. He noted that Ukraine is going to be presented by only Ukrainian authorities representatives despite the Russians wanting Dobkin, a candidate for presidency, to participate in the negotiations.

The original text is on Ukrayinska Pravda at


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