PHOTO: SBU Press center
On May 27, 2015, during the International Conference “The defense of democratic values and respect for human rights in the activities of the security services” the chairman of Ukraine’s SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) Valentyn Nalyvaichenko stated that the Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aides personally oversee Russia-backed separatists and terrorists in Ukraine:
“Instructions, support and finance are organized by assistants to the President of the Russian Federation… One is dealing with and managing the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics militant organizations, and another one is controlling other separatist organizations, directly transmitting instructions to Odesa and Kharkiv regions,” said Nalyvaichenko.
The chairman of Ukraine’s SBU said that in Ukraine were sent the Russian special services’ trained agents to commit terrorist acts, sabotage and crimes against humanity:
“Established on the temporarily occupied territory so-called “Ministry of State Security” is acting under the order of the Russian special services and pursues Ukrainians.”
“The military intelligence services of the Russian Federation, crudely breaking all possible universal conventions of the United Nations, are sending their own troops. And these are Russian special services of the General Staff and the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Armed Forces. Military subversive groups and military units, who enter our territory and carry out aggression, mocking our citizens in the form of sabotage, the destruction of infrastructure, the exporting of industrial equipment, and burning bodies without identification,” stressed Valentyn Nalyvaichenko.