Do Ukrainian special services are preparing a provocation against Russian peacekeepers in the conflict zone in the Donbass, planning to accuse them of spying. In an interview with the newspaper LOOK first Deputy Chairman of the defense Committee of the Federation Council Frants Klintsevich confirmed this information. “Our officers are not armed, for their security needs to meet certain people,” he said.
According to the Ministry of defense of Russia, the Ukrainian special services during the upcoming rotation of the Russian contingent of the Joint center for control and coordination of ceasefire (SCCC) intend to make provocations against some of its representatives. In particular, it is planned to indict several of the Russian officers with espionage.
“They are not armed, for their security needs to meet certain people”
Explaining the situation to the newspaper VIEW, Deputy Chairman of the Committee on defense and security, Federation Council Frants Klintsevich has confirmed that the common defense Department information is correct and obtained from its own sources in the Ukrainian special services:
“Our Russian officers and law-abiding citizens obey the legal norms that apply in the territory in which they reside. They are not armed, for their security needs to meet certain people on the Ukrainian territory – representatives of the power structures of this country, on the territory of the republics of Donbass – staff their similar structures. So, while on the Ukrainian side, the Russian officers are not protected and certainly not able to prevent the provocations of the special services of Ukraine”.
According to Klintsevich, such intentions of the SBU can be linked to the recent detention of the FSB Ukrainian spy in Moscow, but the Ukrainian security services there is no reason to do extreme Russian officers:
“The detention of a spy in response to the detention of another is a normal practice of so-called spy war. Another thing is that in the case of SCCC about any intelligence activities on the part of the representatives of Russia in this center may not be out of the question, their activity there is purely Supervisory and Advisory nature. The intelligence services around the world has its own ethical code of conduct, but in modern Ukraine, unfortunately, lost. The power structure of this country, on the contrary, compete with each other who hold more violent and aggressive provocation against Russia.”
“The goal here is more deeply – to continue the trend to demonize Russia in the eyes of the world. It is important to prove that Russia cannot be the case, that Russians cannot be trusted. You recall the relatively recent intrusion of the Ukrainian subversive groups into the territory of Crimea. The situation was more than obvious, our intelligence agencies have dealt with this problem long enough, have undergone real-time imagery, but the Western media still presented the incident as a Russian provocation,” says the Senator.
Recall that by spreading information about possible provocations, Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry has appealed to the Ukrainian leadership “to avoid jeopardizing future work SCCC with the responsibility to treat this information and to prevent provocations against Russian troops from the Ukrainian security services.”
In turn, as reported by RIA “Novosti”, the security Service of Ukraine (SBU) through his press Secretary Elena Gilanskaya disown any involvement in something like that, saying that “we are not planning any provocations”.
Recall that in June this year, the SBU has banned the head of the Russian representative office SCCC Vladimir Ciobanu entry to Ukraine for five years. The Ukrainian special services has accused a Russian officer that he allegedly handed over to the armed forces of the DNI monthly schedules and routes of flights of drones of the OSCE monitoring mission, allowing the militias had the opportunity to hide his weapons and equipment from European observers. Then the Russian defense Ministry praised the actions of the Ukrainian side as “another attempt of failure of existing agreements and the desire to imagine Russian troops in the civil conflict in Ukraine”.
The joint center for control and coordination of ceasefire (SCCC) was established in September 2014 to the end of the first Minsk agreements. Initially, it consisted of representatives of General staffs of Russia and Ukraine, as well as representatives of the LC and the DNI, but later the Ukrainian side blocked the participation of the republics of Donbass in this Supervisory and Advisory body.