The Russian security services moved to a new phase of hybrid war in Ukraine — political terrorism, says Secretary of the national security and defense Council (NSDC) Alexander Turchinov in connection with the prevention of the assassination attempt on the people’s Deputy, member of parliamentary Committee on legislative support of law enforcement of Ukraine Anton Gerashchenko.
«Preliminary information suggests that the attack was related to his (Gerashchenko) professional activities and the exposure of Russians involved in crimes in the occupied territory of Ukraine», — quoted Turchynov press service of the national security Council on Monday 23 January.
The NSDC Secretary noted that this is not the only event organized by the Russian intelligence services, terrorist activity on Ukrainian territory, which are investigated by the SBU and Ukraine.
According to him, for the organization of terrorist attacks, Russian security services create a spy network of criminals and militants, which put the task to eliminate political and public figures, representatives of mass media «the purpose of the discharge of fear, create chaos and destabilize the situation in Ukraine to break the willingness of Ukrainians to resist the military aggression of the Russian Federation».
«Their training and training carried out on the territory of the Russian Federation, and also in the occupied territory of Ukraine», — said Turchinov.
He blamed the use of special services to organize terrorist activity on the «political leadership of Russia that turned his country into a center of international terrorism.»
«Ukraine will pursue in the legal order and demand, including through international institutions, the issuance of all of the criminals involved in terrorist activities on our territory that are hiding behind the identity of the Russian special services on the territory of the Russian Federation. We will firmly stop any acts that threatened the lives of Ukrainian citizens», — summed Turchinov.
As reported, the security Service of Ukraine (SBU) on January 20, revealed, and documented during the execution phase, prevented attempt of attempt at life of the statesman — people’s Deputy of Ukraine. According to authorities, the physical elimination of the people’s Deputy was planned, prepared and controlled from the territory of the Russian Federation. Subsequently, the Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine Zorian Shkiryak said that we are talking about Gerashchenko.
Later this information was confirmed Gerashchenko, saying that the suspects in the attempt on his life was arrested, the criminal proceedings are opened under article 112 of the Criminal code of Ukraine (attempt at life of the statesman).
Turchynov: the Russian security services moved to a new phase of hybrid war against Ukraine — political terrorism 23.01.2017