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Bellingcat accuses Zelensky of concealing truth on Wagner operation

Source : 112 Ukraine

"We will continue to contact the President's Office for these answers", - Bellingcat investigation department head
15:25, 29 November 2021

Christo Grozev, head of Bellingcat
Open source

Head of the Bellingcat investigation department Christo Grozev believes that Zelensky is not telling the truth about the Wagner case.

In particular, according to Bellingcat, the operation, contrary to Zelensky's statements, was approved by the leadership of Ukraine and it was not the initiative of Vasyl Burba, who at that time headed the Central Intelligence Agency, Strana writes.

"We were able to establish that it was a well-planned operation with some political risk. It was approved, we were able to make sure of this both on the basis of conversations and interviews with participants, and on the basis of documents. And because it was approved, it was considered at some point by its state. Therefore, the question of whether it is an escapade or not should be closed. Until the approval and the signal that you can go, it could be considered bad. But after that... If it was bad, it had to be stopped in advance. Therefore, to be honest, I do not want to go into the evaluation analysis, but that press conference gave us more questions than answers, and I hope that we will be able to get answers in the near future. We will continue to contact the President's Office to get these answers," Grozev said on air of Ukraine 24 TV channel.

As it was reported, immediately after the conference the group's founder Eliot Higgins, as well as the head of the group of investigative journalists Christo Grozev, said that they were embarrassed by what Zelensky had said about the Wagner operation.

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