I saw this piece yesterday, the reporter is Alexei Degtyarev. Recently Russian military authorities averted a whole series of terrorist acts which were planned to take place in Kherson. Captured terrorists told the interrogators that their handlers worked out of an HQ set up in the city of Brovary, in the Kiev Oblast. The map below shows the location of Brovary, just to the Northwest of Kiev.
According to the detained, the members of these Special Operations forces reported directly to President Zelensky himself. They confessed that they had been dispatched to Kherson in order to assassinate Kherson leader Vladimir Saldo and also his second-in-command, Kirill Stremousov.
Here are some soundbites from their published confessions:
“I, Vitaly Rostetsky, am a cadre associate of the Special Operations Forces of the Ukraine. I go by the call-sign of Mathematician. I am the Commander of a reconnaissance-diversionary group. We lived in Kherson, posing as local residents. Our group consisted of two other associates, and we also recruited three people from among the locals.”
If you want to see the video of the capture and some on-the-spot interrogation, then click on this link from RIA, the vid is the very first segment. It shows an armored vehicle pulling up in front of a building, then guys with guns sneak around, surrounding the building. Then we see them inside the house, in full commando gear, doing their SWAT-team type thing; and then searching the basement, where they find a cache of weapons and bombs and lots of other goodies. Next we see a chubby guy standing in the driveway, wearing a sleeveless shirt and bermuda shorts. His hands have been zip-tied together. Not sure if this is the criminal mastermind Rostetsky, or one of his associates. With soldiers pointing guns at him, he sheepishly describes all the loot that they brought out of his basement, and confesses to being a sleeper-agent terrorist. Next we see the Russian commandos carefully cutting up juice boxes, where the terrorist guys have stored some stuff, looks like explosives hidden inside the juice boxes.
Rostetsky goes on to say, in his confession, that he and several other comrades went through NATO prep-school in 2015: “They taught us how to kill. From 2016 – 2020 we were in the ATO (Anti-Terrorist Operation in Donbass), where we honed the skills that we had learned.”
But the peak interest here, and the main headline, is that his group came under the personal management of Zelensky himself: “My handler told me that our work, all of our activity, is under the direct control of Kiev. The results of our work are reported directly to Zelensky. I asked him, what are you saying? Are you saying that, Zelensky himself gives us the order to exterminate peaceful civilians? And I never got a clear answer from him.”
[Well, readers can choose for themselves how much pinch of salt to take with this kind of confession. One suspects that Russian government is setting up a criminal case against Zelensky!]
Another captured terrorist, Ilya Chernozub, confessed that he had received the order to prepare a weapons cache: “In the middle of April my colleague, Vitaly Rostetsky, admitted to me that he is a secret agent of the Kiev Special Forces, and that he has special authorities. In June he gave me the order, for me and my colleague Sergei Alexeenko, to secure this cache of weapons and mines in my personal garage, and then to wait for his instructions.”
One of their assignments was to await the opportunity to assassinate Saldo and Stremousov.