Security service exposes collaborator from Bucha who tried to infiltrate volunteer unit

19 October 2022, 01:47 PM
The attacker helped Russia fight against the Ukrainian resistance (Photo:SBU)

The attacker helped Russia fight against the Ukrainian resistance (Photo:SBU)

Law enforcement officers have exposed a resident of Bucha in Kyiv Oblast who collaborated with Russian forces during their occupation of the suburban town, Ukraine’s SBU security service said on Oct. 19.

The collaborator, in particular, helped the Russian invaders identify members of the resistance, who were then targeted for murder.

“At his own initiative, he offered his help to the Russian Federation, after which he was given weapons, Russian-style military uniforms and instructions on further actions against Ukrainian defenders,” said Artem Dekhtyarenko, a spokesperson for the SBU.

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“It was established that, being on an enemy armored personnel carrier together with the ‘Rashists’ (Russian fascists), he broke into the house of his acquaintance, where he conducted an illegal search and tried to identify TDFs (territorial defense fighters)”.

Dekhtyarenko said in the case of Russia’s successful capture of the region, the collaborator planned to join the occupation administration.

When Bucha was liberated, the traitor tried to “cover up” his crimes by joining one of the volunteer battalions, but he was later exposed.

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