Russian lawyer Nikolai Polozov, who is now in Kiev in connection with the need to get some documents to protect “the Crimean Tatar political prisoners,” optimistic remarks about the idea of a possible “exchange of spies” between Russia and Ukraine. According to human rights, the special services “it is not so much citizenship, how the usefulness or necessity of a spy or agent.”
photo: Natalia Muslinkina
“MK” has already talked about the arrest on September 30 in Moscow, flown to the relatives of the Roman Sushchenko is a correspondent of the National Agency “UKRINFORM” in France. A journalist during his vacation, according to the FSB of the Russian Federation, engaged in banal espionage, for which 1 was arrested Lefortovo court for 2 months. 47-year-old Sushchenko, as recalled by the Russian foreign Ministry, had no right to do in Russia as a journalist, for he was not accredited by the Ministry of foreign Affairs.
On the 9th of October the security Service of Ukraine announced the capture in Exactly “the agent of the Main intelligence Directorate of the General staff of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation”. “Spy” was a citizen of Ukraine, permanently residing in Russia. The man allegedly set the task: to recruit specific senior staff officer of the Land forces of the Ukrainian army. In case of successful execution of Ukrainian officers “spy jobs” he and his family were promised a Russian citizenship plus a cash reward. The amount of assistance depended on the relevance and value of military secrets.
As narrated in the release of the press service of the SBU, the officer of army staff was not happy with the prospect of moving to Russia. He, being a true patriot Nezalezhnosti, appealed to the security service. In the Ukrainian intelligence service hastily “blinded” a lot “of secret and top secret documents” regarding combat training, armament, mobilization and deployment of military cooperation of the Armed forces of Ukraine with foreign States. “GRU agent” invited to arrive from Russia to Exactly in order to pick up the flash card with the “super secret information”. October 7, he entered the territory of Ukraine, and the 8th was detained by counterintelligence at the time of receiving a “flash” with deliberate misinformation.The name “GRU agent” was published, which is not surprising.
In turn, the Ukrainian media in unison “not notice” an important detail of the biography of Roman Sushchenko. He’s a graduate of the Kiev higher tank engineering school named after Marshal of the Soviet Union Ivan Yakubovsky – that is not quite so “pure journalist”, which depict him as “angry Ukrainians”. Prior to his employment in the “UKRINFORM” in 2002 Sushchenko could rise to the rank of major or Lieutenant Colonel.
Lawyer mark Feigin, representing the interests of the Roman Sushchenko, prudent “cleaned up” in your Facebook fragments of this “Ottawa information” about the defendant. Something, however, remained…
While there is nothing wrong with that purely “civil” Newspapers and news agencies recruit military personnel, no.