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Politics 2019-04-15T04:56:55+03:00
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Parubiy: Russian Secret Services Began To Create Network Of Agents In Southern And Eastern Regions Of Ukraine

Parubiy: Russian Secret Services Began To Create Network Of Agents In Southern And Eastern Regions Of Ukraine In 2012

Verkhovna Rada Chairperson Andriy Parubiy says Russian secret services began to create the network of their agents in southern and eastern regions of Ukraine in 2012.

He said this as a witness in the Obolonskyi District Court of Kyiv during the trial of former president Viktor Yanukovych accused of high treason, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

"Starting in 2012 in the territory of Ukraine, especially in southern and eastern regions of the country, Russian secret services began to create organizations of 'historical reenactors' who trained personnel and had plans of seizure of local administrations and prepared for the invasion of Russian troops," he said.

Parubiy said he received this information during negotiations with separatists in Luhansk in March 2014 when he was the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council.

Parubiy says Russia had several scenarios of military invasion in Ukraine.

He says the final decision of the Russian Federation on seizure of Crimea was made after the letter of Yanukovych to Russian President Vladimir Putin on ground invasion.

Moreover, the letter inspired some commanders of units of law enforcement agencies of Ukraine not to abide by orders of the Ukrainian government to rebuff the Russian aggression.

Verkhovna Rada Chairperson Andriy Parubiy says the Russian troops began to seize buildings and Ukrainian military units in Crimea on February 20, 2014.

He said this as a witness in the Obolonskyi District Court of Kyiv during the trial of former president Viktor Yanukovych accused of high treason, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

"On February 20 Russian troops began to seize Ukrainian state establishments and to block Ukrainian military units," he said.

Parubiy said Russian paratroopers and special forces were taking part in the seizure of Crimea.

He says the signing of the agreement between Ukraine and Russia on the base of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Crimea in 2010 (the Kharkiv Agreements) was one of stages of the preparations for the armed seizure of Crimea. The agreement was signed by then president Yanukovych.

Parubiy says then president Yanukovych was under political and financial pressure of Russian authorities.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff/Naval Intelligence Chief Anatolii Burhomistrenko said in the Obolonskyi District Court of Kyiv in December 2017 that Russia began preparing the operation for seizure of the Crimea in August 2008.


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