Security Service of Ukraine detained the head of the Yavoriv military training area on suspicion of working for Russian intelligence

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) suspects the head of the Yavoriv training range of working for the Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia.
This is evidenced by the June 21st decision of the Shevchenkovsky district court of Kyiv, where, at the investigator's request, a laptop, mobile phone, three DVD-ROMs, a flash drive were seized as evidence, along with a piece of paper with the inscription "quarto" and the phrase "on the order of the commander of Military unit A4150 dated 30.12.2015, № 755" printed on the other side. These items all belong to the suspect.

The document states that during 2015 and 2016, the suspect, while occupying the post of the head of the military training area of the International Peacekeeping and Security Center, military unit number A4150, fulfilled tasks for the GRU, by collecting military information about the activities of the center.

"While giving explanations to the staff of the Security Service of Ukraine about his confidential cooperation with the Russian GRU, he voluntarily handed over to the SBU officers a piece of paper with the inscription, a laptop, DVD-ROMs and passwords to the program, and a flash drive with the help of which he used to communicate with the representatives of the GRU," the court's decision says.

The case is being investigated in accordance with Part 1 of Article 111 of the Criminal Code (high treason).

According to information on the website of the Hetman Petro Sahaidachnyi National Army Academy of Ukraine, the head of the International Center for Peacemaking and Security since 2011 has been Colonel Ihor Slisarchuk. The head of the training site at the beginning of 2017 was Roman Ogur.


  Yavoriv training area, Russian intelligence, GRU, SBU