Yuri Stets, head of Ukrainian National Guard Informational Security Administation, at a RNBO briefing on 18 July, 2014 reported of a Russian FSB officer that has defected to Ukraine, Illya Bogdanov. Stets mentioned that Bogdanov is a state inspector for control and protection of marine resources of the Russian FSB border troops, which are stationed in Vladivostok. His documents are verified and authentic.
Currently the FSB inspector is located in Kyiv. His family has been hidden to avoid retaliation from the Russian security services of Russia. According to Yuri Stets, Bogdanov’s candidature for participation in the ATO is currently under consideration.
Yuri Stets, head of Ukrainian National Guard Informational Security Administation:
His name is Ilya Bogdanov, he is an Senior Leutenant of the Federal Security Service of Russia, and he has been serving in Vladivostok. Here you can see his ID. I also have to tell you that today the FSB officer told us that discontent is growing among his colleagues on Putin’s actions on heating up the Russian-Ukrainian war. The current state of affairs has definitely had a great impact on the view of Putin’s actions even among FSB personnel.
Ilya Bogdanov, Russian FSB officer: