The recent protests of enlisted National Guard servicemen near the Ukrainian Parliament were set up by the 18th center of the Russian FSB (Russian Security Service) via the social network VKontakte, said Markiyan Lubkivskyi, adviser to the Head of the SBU (Security Service of Ukraine). He spoke on air to Channel 5 about the involvement of Russian secret services in organizing the October 13-14 riots, LB.ua reported.
“We know how the 18th center of the FSB works. We know very well those who develop such operations. Information was disseminated in social networks calling for illegal protests, with appeals to the public and to the international community to oppose the ‘Nazi march’ and ‘banderite lawlessness,’” said Lubkivsky.
At the same time, according to Lubkivsky, the SBU working together with the Ministry of Interior were able to prevent larger-scale actions.
“The geography of these so-called protests was to have been much wider. These actions would have covered not only Kyiv but also Kharkiv, Kherson, Mykolayiv, Zaporizhzha, Odesa, Vinnytsia, Dnipropetrovsk and Pavlohrad. These actions were actually supposed to be massive,” he stated.
The advisor to the SBU Head urged internet users not to use the social network VKontakte because the Russian special services are operating through it.