Russia’s agent net has been forming in South-Eastern Ukraine since 2012. This was stated by the Verkhovna Rada Speaker Andriy Parubiy during the questioning in Obolon district court of Kyiv on Yanukovych treason case.
“As I found out while staying in Luhansk where I was holding talks with the militants, as early as 2012, in Ukraine, especially in the south-east regions, a network of organizations controlled by Russian special services was formed. These organizations under the guise of re-enactors of the Second World War actually trained personnel and had a detailed plan to seize local administrations, local authorities and accordingly prepare for the invasion of Russian troops, "he said.
According to him, such a network existed in Donetsk, Luhansk, Kharkiv, Zaporizhia, Mykolaiv, Odesa and Kherson regions.
"Moreover, as I learned later, all the groups were not even acquainted with each other, they directly abided to the leadership of Russian special services and coordinated with them, and these groups moved only on direction of orders from Russia, Russian special services," he added.
As it was reported earlier Kyiv’s Obolon district court continues to consider the case of Viktor Yanukovych, who is charged with state treason. Previously, Prosecutor General’s Office reported that President Petro Poroshenko and National Security Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov are among those yet to be interviewed; 23 witnesses are to be interviewed. Yanukovych is charged with state treason, assistance in deliberate actions against Ukraine’s state border, sovereignty and territorial integrity and assistance in leading the aggressive war against Ukraine.