Ukrainian Intelligence Names GRU Officer in Slavyansk
By Ukrainska Pravda –
15 Apr 2014
The Ukrainian Security Service has identified the leader of a Russian subversive group operating in Slavyansk [Slovyansk] as Igor Strelkov, a spetsnaz officer in the GRU [military intelligence] of the Russian armed forces general staff.
An announcement by the Ukrainian Security Service’s press office says, “It is his voice that is heard talking to his Moscow handler on a recorded phone call that was made public in the media on April 14. He reports back on acts of terror in Slavyanksk and on shots fired at a vehicle carrying Ukrainian law-enforcement officers.
Strelkov has also been identified by subversives who have currently in custody.
The security service says that Strelkov went to Crimea at the beginning of March and coordinated the seizure of Ukrainian military bases, local government and the Crimean government by Russian military and security-service personnel; and the abductions of Ukrainian military servicemen, NGO activists and other citizens as well as foreign nationals who were in Crimea.
The security service says Strelkov is recruiting Ukrainian citizens to arrange and carry out acts of subversion. http://iwpr.net/report-news/ukrainian-intelligence-names-gru-officer-slavyansk
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