Censor.NET Chief Editor Yurii Butusov wrote in his article.
A source close to the investigation told Censor.NET that the explosive device that destroyed the colonel's car was planted by a female saboteur at night.
"She was not alone. Someone backed her, gave her instructions, told her what to do. She was not a mastermind. When she found Kharaberiush's car, she planted a bomb under the driver's seat. This does not require some special training, one move and it's done... The surveillance cameras accidentally captured the car being wired to explode," the journalist said.
Butusov also noted that the method of operation was similar to the car bomb attack on journalist Pavel Sheremet: "Very similar method of operation to the one in the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet in Kyiv."
"Apparently, Kharaberiush's murder looks like revenge for daring subversive attacks in Donetsk and Luhansk. The car of Yevgeny Kosyak, a member of the "State Security Ministry" of the "Donetsk People's Republic," exploded in Donetsk on Dec. 20, 2016. Kosyak was seriously wounded. He got his legs torn off. Kosyak had ties with Kharaberiush.
"Colonel Kosyak was deputy chief of the Donetsk region's SBU investigation department, a high-ranking officer who was aware of many operations of the secret services in the Donbas. It was Kharaberiush who started suspecting Kosyak of selling information to the enemy and placed the traitor under surveillance. Kosyak was caught red-handed while transmitting information to the "DPR's" Ministry of State Security" on Aug. 10, 2015.
"He was the highest placed Russian secret agency asset exposed by the SBU during the war. The Russian secret services swapped Kosyak for several Ukrainian hostages including Ukrainian Defense Ministry intelligence agent Volodymyr Zhemchuhov and UN inspector, former SBU department chief Yurii Suprun in September 2016.
"It was an uneven trade for us since the traitor had detailed records on the Donetsk region's SBU personnel, their family members, places of residence, details of many operations. But it was necessary to release our guys at any cost. It was definitely Kosyak's liberation that triggered operations of the Russian secret services against the Donetsk region's SBU counter-intelligence department members. Oleksandr Kharaberiush has, in fact, paid with his life for the freedom of our hostages," the journalist said.
"The enemy was certainly well aware of the threat activities of Kharaberiush were posing to its agents. Besides Kosyak, the counterintelligence officer exposed two more traitors in the ranks of the SBU regional department. They were also detained and prosecuted. Russian secret services eliminated Kharaberiush to protect its agents and traitors acting Ukraine in the occupied territories," Butusov summed up.
As previously reported, a Toyota Land Cruiser SUV exploded in Mariupol's residential area in the morning, March 31, killing its driver, Ukraine's Security Service Colonel Oleksandr Kharaberiush.
Even earlier, prominent journalist Pavel Sheremet was killed in a car bombing in downtown Kyiv on Wednesday morning, July 20. According to witnesses, the explosion occurred when Sheremet stopped at an exit to a main road. They noted high detonation velocity.
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