Budanov says number of Ukrainian intelligence agents in Putin's entourage is growing
According to Budanov, there are Ukrainian intelligence agents in Putin's entourage (Photo:Kremlin via REUTERS)
Members of the closest circle around Kremlin dictator Vladimir Putin are cooperating with Ukraine’s intelligence services, head of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense Kyrylo Budanov has said.
Speaking in an interview with online newspaper Ukrainian Pravda published on Feb. 23, he said that people who agree to work with Ukrainian intelligence are motivated by a desire to ensure they have a future.
At the same time, Budanov did not give either the names or the number of such agents in Putin's entourage.
"Since the situation in the Russian Federation is actually getting worse every day, it's getting easier every day to find people willing to cooperate," the head of Ukrainian intelligence said.
When asked whether there are guarantees that the agents are not fooling the Ukrainian side, Budanov replied: "Well, this is very easily checked. We do not believe in words, but only in facts."
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