The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) exposed the subversion and reconnaissance group of Russian origin. It is involved in the organization of murder of Maksym Shapoval, the officer of the Chief Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine's Defense Ministry as 112 Ukraine reported citing SBU Head Vasyl Hrytsak.
“I officially report that the SBU stopped the activity of the subversion and reconnaissance group of the Russian special services consisting of seven people at the territory of our state. All of them were detained and arrested. Today in the morning we finished another stage of this operation and detained one more person, who facilitated the activity of this terrorist group at the territory of our state,” Hrytsak said.
According to him, since 2017, a few autonomous subversion and reconnaissance groups were sent to Ukraine from Russia and the Donetsk People’s Republic. These groups were sent by the Russian military intelligence for the commitment of the political murders, elimination of the officers of the Ukrainian special services.
“One of such groups committed a daring crime, terrorist act on June 27, 2017, and it results in the death of General of Military Intelligence Maksym Shapoval. According to the similar scenario, on April 4, 2018, the self blowing up took place during the attempt of the planting of the bomb under the car of the Ukrainian military intelligence officer. In the result of the self blowing up, the performer and head of the Russian subversion and reconnaissance group sustained severe injuries,” Hrytsak added.
The car exploded in Solominsky district of Kyiv in the morning of June 27, 2017. The accident occurred at the intersection of Solomenska and Mekhanizatorov street. The driver died in the car blast. The police opened the criminal investigation upon the article 'Terrorist Attack'.
Later it was reported that the victim is the officer of of the Chief Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine's Defense Ministry Maksym Shapoval. The mass media specified that the he was the head of the guard service of the former Russian State Duma Denis Voronenkov citing the source in the Ministry of Defense.