Former FSB officer who sided with Ukraine went missing in Kyiv

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Ukrainian police are searching for Ilya Bogdanov who defected in 2014 and joined the Ukrainian forces
15:20, 14 November 2016

Ilya Bogdanov
112 Agency

The Kyiv police are searching for Ilya Bogdanov, the former officer of the FSB, Russia’s federal security service. According to his friends, the man went missing on November 12.

The law enforcers opened the criminal proceeding under the Article 115 of Ukraine’s Criminal Code (intentional homicide). The police urge anyone who possesses any sort of information on Bohdanov’s whereabouts to turn to the nearest police precinct.

Ilya Bogdanov, born in 1988, is a famous blogger who used to serve with Russia's FSB. The participant of the 2003 raid of the Russian army in Dagestan, he served in southern Russia and then in the country's Primorsky territory.

In July 2014, Bogdanov resigned, crossed the Russia-Ukraine border and, after interviews with the Ukraine's Security Service, joined the Ukrainian troops in Donbas. Specifically, Bogdanov joined the Right Sector, the far-right nationalist organization, which sent its own voluntary unit to fight the pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. The ex-FSB agent led the small unit of the Voluntary Ukrainian Corps of the Right Sector; he participated in the Ilovaisk battle, the battle for Donetsk airport and Pisky (the village in Donetsk region, not far from the destroyed Donetsk airport). 

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