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Wagner PMC case: Zelensky's Office responds to Bellingcat's investigation

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Podolyak "almost all information" of the investigators is based on "interviews with several retirees from the intelligence and special services, in particular with Mr. Burba."
23:21, 17 November 2021

Mykhailo Podoliak
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Mykhailo Podoliak, an adviser to the head of the President's Office, commented on the Bellingcat and The Insider investigation into a special Ukrainian intelligence operation to intercept the plane with Wagner militants. This was reported by NV.

According to him, "almost all information" of the investigators is based on "interviews with several retirees from the intelligence and special services, in particular with Mr. Burba."

"From every significant point in the text, Bellingcat warns: it could not be independently verified. That is, it is emphasized that these are only the words of specific people. No more. What assessments these people give, what events they focus on - this is the responsibility of only these people. Bellingcat does not conclude that someone leaked something, as the public has been told for a year and a half," Podoliak said.

He noted that any intelligence measures are coordinated at the operational level and do not require "specific political orders."

Meanwhile, a plan for the detention of a group of mercenaries suspected of participating in hostilities in Donbas prepared by the Defense Intelligence Agency of Ukraine's Ministry of Defense, was approved by the political officials of Ukraine in July 2020, the Bellingcat investigators said.

"According to three former security officers who spoke to Bellingcat, including the former director of GUR MOU Vasily Burba, presented to end and approved by Ukraine's political leadership in early July 2020. It included the capture and detention of 33 mercenaries by staging the emergency landing on Ukrainian soil of an aircraft carrying the targets to their fictitious deployment destination," the investigators said in the report.

Related: Wagner PMC case: Main Directorate of Intelligence to unexpectedly hold meeting of Investigative Commission

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