Censor.NET Chief Editor Yurii Butusov wrote in his article.
He says that since the beginning of the war, HUR (Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine's MoD) Spetsnaz has been one of the best trained units under military command.
"On May 26, 2014, during the first fight for the Donetsk airport, a group of military Spetsnaz led by Shapoval himself, together with other reserve units of ATO (anti-terrorist operation) commander was redeployed to reinforce a unit of the 3rd regiment of Spetsnaz in the old terminal, and participated in that fighting," Butusov wrote.
He says that as the war went on, the use of military intelligence has gradually become more structured and purposed.
"The military Spetsnaz fulfilled a number of combat tasks during which mercenaries had been captured who were valuable for the enemy and used for exchange of captive citizens of Ukraine. Recently, the directorate headed by Shapoval fulfilled a number of important combat tasks that inflicted losses to the major enemy - the Russian secret services," Butusov wrote.
He is certain that the Russian secret services are hitting because they have many times suffered from the activities of the Ukrainian intelligence.
"Some information that can be disclosed. Our sources in Shapoval's directorate told us of one operation. On June 7, 2017, Military Intelligence Spetsnaz of Ukraine in the occupied Donbas liquidated one of the leading officers of Vympel unit of Russia's FSB, Colonel Yury Mikhaylovich Cherkashyn, born in 1972. Cherkashyn was in charge of organizing terrorist attacks in Ukraine," journalist wrote.
Butusov is certain that the attempt on Maksym Shapoval is only a part of terror unleashed by Russian secret services in Ukraine.
"It's an attempt to disorganize the operations of the Ukrainian secret services, to kick out officers whose activities are dangerous for the enemy. (...) Unfortunately, some of those who recently contacted Shapoval brought Russian agents to him. It was not necessarily an acting officer - maybe it's a former employee, or a friend, an acquaintance. This traitor acted in Kyiv as a member of a Russian terrorist organization," Butusov wrote and added that the front line of the secret services war is deep in the rear.
On June 27, head of special purpose unit of Main Intelligence Directorate (HUR) of Ukraine's MoD Maksym Shapoval was killed in explosion of a Mercedes vehicle at Solomianska Street in Kyiv. Lying-in-state for Shapoval was held on June 30 in Kyiv. Shapoval's family, friends, and colleagues came to pay their respects to the deceased.
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