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 Former Alpha Group officers, traitors to Ukraine, killed in Dagestan, - journalist. PHOTOS

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The officers of Ukraine's Alpha Group special force who defected to Russia back in 2014 are sent by the Kremlin to participate in punitive operations in Chechnya and Dagestan.

Censor.NET chief editor Yurii Butusov says on his Facebook page.

"90 percent of personnel of the Crimean units of Ukraine's Security Service (SBU) defected to the Russian invaders. But their former colleagues who didn't forswear their oath of allegiance to Ukraine continue to be interested in the activities of the enemy in Crimea. On Aug. 28, an unremarkable event was reported by Russian media. On the outskirts of Khasavyurt, a distant city in the Russian Republic of Dagestan, local guerrillas attacked a group of special forces of Russia's FSB. Two officers were destroyed on the spot," the journalist said.

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According to Butusov, they were former employees of SBU's special forces, wanted in Ukraine for desertion.

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Lieutenant Colonel Oleksandr Baibutlov, 39, from Sevastopol

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Lieutenant Colonel Denys Rakytskyi, 40, from Sevastopol

"Both traitors graduated from the Nakhimov Naval Academy (Sevastopol) and in March 2014 served in the SBU Special Operations Center in Sevastopol. Rakytskyi was the group's commander in a department, Baibutlov was a chief expert. In March 2014, Rakytskyi and Baibutlov refused to obey the orders of the command, defected to the enemy and in 2016, as a reward for the treachery, were conferred Russia's MoD Medal "For the Return of Crimea." To verify the loyalty to the invaders, their whole unit that became part of the FSB was deployed to Chechnya and Dagestan for punitive operations," - the journalist said.

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Former Alpha Group officers, traitors to Ukraine, killed in Dagestan, - journalist 03

"During one of the punitive operations, Dagestani rebels managed to attack and destroy the deserters. Well, let it be an example for all the traitors who thought they were choosing the "Russian world." No way, the occupation of Crimea expands the scope of the "Russian war." Now those Crimeans who then exchanged their homeland for handouts from the enemy have become cannon fodder. The "Russian world" turned out to be the "Russian death" for them," Butusov summed up.
 
 
 
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