According to journalist Yuri Butusov, the former head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense Vasily Burba, testifying to the Supreme Court of the Verkhovna Rada , confirmed that the information leak that led to the disruption of a possible special operation came from the Office of the President of Ukraine.
Butusov wrote about this on Facebook with reference to the data of his sources.
“During interrogation, Burba fully confirmed under the protocol all the circumstances of the preparation and failure of the special operation, which I wrote about in my articles on this scandal, and gave many new details and facts confirming the betrayal and leakage of information to the KGB of Belarus from the Office of the President of Ukraine,” he said. Butusov.
According to the journalist, Burba said that the plan of a special operation to seize Russian terrorists was signed by the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Andrey Taran and agreed in detail. The operation allegedly collapsed after a meeting at the OPU, at which it was decided to postpone it until later.
“The failure of the special operation occurred after a meeting in the office of President [Vladimir] Zelensky. The order to postpone the special operation was given by the head of the President’s Office Andriy Yermak. Burba warned that the result could be a failure, we must act quickly, ”writes Butusov.
Burba also confirmed that the special operation was carried out jointly with the NATO special services.
Butusov noted that after the detention of the Wagner PMC militants in Minsk, Burba turned to Zelensky with a request to investigate a possible betrayal, but instead of an investigation he was dismissed two days later by a presidential decree.
“Thus , all the false statements by which Zelensky’s office tried for over a year to hide the fact of betrayal and to interfere with the investigation of the failure of the special operation were officially refuted under the protocol,” the journalist wrote.
Butusov also noted that the Verkhovna Rada’s Investigative Commission on Wagnergate moved yesterday’s meeting from the walls of parliament to the Ministry of Defense “in order to restrict the access of opposition deputies to questioning the former head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense Vasily Burba.”
“As a result, only the deputies from the Servant of the People could hear the testimony of Burba,” the journalist emphasized.
As reported, the ex-head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense Vasily Burba on Friday evening, September 24, testified to the VSK in the case of the ” Wagnerites”.
Burba was supposed to testify on September 20, but then the VSK meeting was interrupted during his speech and postponed to another day.
As the head of the commission of inquiry, the People’s Deputy from the Servant of the People Maryana Bezuglaya, explained, when the VSK heard Burba, MPs from the opposition, who were not part of the commission, burst into the room and disrupted the hearing of classified information.
Before that, Burba came to the meeting to testify on September 14, but then the VSK could not hear him.
Prior to this, the VSK said that they could not contact Burba to invite him to the meeting. As the ex-head of the GUR of the Ministry of Defense explained, he was abroad.