Kireev's murder took place back in March. Now this story is gaining new colors, because there are questions to the SBU, and this issue should be well sorted out. Verkhovna Rada for National Security, Defense and Intelligence Roman Kostenko. The head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine, Kirill Budanov, said that he knew very well the people who executed Kireev.
The Verkhovna Rada Committee will look into the matter
Kostenko noted that he spoke with Budanov, and Kireev was no traitor. We buried him as a hero with honors. The President presented him with a state award. Therefore, we need to figure out how it happened that a person was killed?
We are not now accusing anyone of murder, this can only be done by a court. However, the facts that we have, and the facts that the head of intelligence told, whom we cannot but trust, because we see how our military intelligence works, how he was captured, who detained him and how long he was killed, the first questions are how this happened and why, – said the military APU.
He added that the Verkhovna Rada Committee would look into this issue. Representatives of the SBU will be invited, as well as the DBR investigating this case.
Chaos in the security services at the beginning of the invasion
According to the Secretary of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on National Security, Defense and Intelligence, at the beginning of the full-scale invasion, there was indeed some chaos in the special services. However, this does not justify murder, even for suspicion of espionage, because only the court can accuse, but still we do not have the death penalty.
“We have the fact that a person was detained in Kyiv by the SBU, and an hour later he was found killed. This is the question that we need to answer, for what the citizen of Ukraine was killed. As the head of military intelligence will later say, the man who did a lot to protect sovereignty,” Kostenko stressed.
As he noted, Kireev warned that Russia was preparing a landing on Gostomel. In general, he had a lot of valuable information. He was a member of the negotiating group from Ukraine, whose task then was to gain time in order to arrange the supply of weapons, raise society, international partners, establish an army, etc.
Kostenko about the murder of agent Kireev: see video
Back to news From Kostenko's point of view, this is happening now, because since March 5 this case has been hushed up, no one has talked about it. This was also to highlight the topic.
There was such an incident, a murder, and we need to figure out why this happened. Kireev has played an important role as a member of the GUR since 2014, and now at the beginning of a full-scale invasion. He had a lot of information about the leadership of the state, about the leadership of the banking system, and his murder could have consequences, – said the Secretary of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on National Security, Defense and Intelligence.
GUR MO: latest news
- Ukrainian defenders inflict colossal losses on the enemy and liberate Ukrainian cities and villages. The head of the Pentagon said that the turning point in the war had already arrived, meanwhile, the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense announced their forecast
- The Russian military launched a full-scale attack on Ukraine on February 24, 2022. According to the GUR, the enemy could well have captured Kyiv, but this was avoided.
- Leopard tanks will still be in Ukraine, but the public presentation of this decision is still being discussed. Andriy Yusov, a spokesman for the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, spoke about this on the air of the Espresso TV channel