Ukraine’s spy chief laughs off death rumors as ‘alcoholic logic’

2 July, 11:44 PM
Kyrylo Budanov (Photo:NV)

Kyrylo Budanov (Photo:NV)

The head of Ukraine’s military intelligence agency, Kyrylo Budanov, has mocked rumors of his death spread by Russian propagandists, according to a video shared by public broadcaster Suspilne on July 1.

When asked by a journalist of the TV channel how he survived his "death," he replied with a smirk: "It was fine."

"Well, what’s the logic in there?" Budanov said, trying to explain why this fake was pushed in Russia.

"There is no logic in the actions of an alcoholic, as the saying goes. And here are drug addicts too – so, no comment."

Video of day

He quoted a line of the lyrics of the song "Alcoholism" by the Ukrainian band TIK, which reads: "There is no logic in the actions of an alcoholic, vodka and beer quietly work their magic."

In an interview with journalist Valeriy Kalnysh, a representative of Ukraine’s Defense Intelligence, Andriy Yusov, said that Kyrylo Budanov was laughing at the Russian propaganda fake news about his "death."

Russia’s propaganda machine pedalled a fake that a missile allegedly hit the military intelligence building on May 29, where the head of Ukrainian intelligence, Kyrylo Budanov, was "seriously injured."

The Russians also falsely reported that he was "taken by helicopter to a military base in Rzeszow, Poland, where an American evacuation plane specially flew to pick him up and take him to Germany."

This has already been denied by both intelligence and foreign media. In addition, on the day of the "missile strike on the HUR," the Ukrainian intelligence published a video in which its chief emphasized another unsuccessful attempt at terrorist actions by the Russian Federation and promised an adequate response.

Earlier, Kremlin propagandists unsuccessfully tried to spread fakes about the "death" of the Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief Valerii Zaluzhnyi and other military generals. They were duly debunked, including by the commander himself.

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