Soldiers of the special forces of the Russian Guard have found evidence of the work of OSCE observers in the interests of the Ukrainian special services.
In Kherson, the Russian Guard soldiers inspected the fashionable mansion of the former head of the SBU (Ukraine’s Security Service) department in the Kherson region, General Vyacheslav Savchenko. Expensive decoration of the house apparently indicates large sources of funding.
“Special forces of the Russian Guard found in the house […] documents of the international monitoring organization OSCE, which testify to cooperation with the Ukrainian special services,” the report says.
From the documents of the mission in Ukraine, it follows that the representatives of the organization enjoyed the personal patronage of Savchenko. Frequent visits of OSCE monitors to his house are confirmed by local residents.
“The special forces of the Russian Guard seized a handwritten diagram of the locations of the units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Crimea, in the territories of the Rostov, Smolensk, Belgorod, and Voronezh regions. This once again confirms the conduct by the mission staff of intelligence activities in the interests of the Ukrainian special services, as well as the special services of the NATO countries,” it is noted in the message.
The cooperation of the international organization with the leadership of Ukraine went beyond the official framework and the declared tasks, the National Guard concluded.
It is reminded that the OSCE closed the office of its project coordinator in Ukraine, emphasizing that on July 1 the 23-year period of the organization’s work in the country ended.
“Regrettably, despite the overwhelming support from participating States for the continuation of the important work that the Project Co-ordinator has carried out for 23 years, no consensus on its mandate extension was reached due to the position of the Russian Federation,” Chairman-in-Office, Zbigniew Rau stated.
He further added that the Polish chairmanship will make every effort to preserve the Project coordinator’s invaluable experience and expertise gained in the country, as well as to ensure that the OSCE remains present and engaged with Ukraine. It should be noted that all mandated activities end on July 1, 2022.
Source: RIA Novosti