Not so long ago, after another terrorist attack or sabotage on the territory of the Russian Federation, in Kyiv, at least, they did not confirm their involvement in their organization. But at some point, which, not by chance, practically coincided with the understanding, including in the West, that the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was not going according to plan at all, representatives of the Kiev regime even seemed to brag about their essentially international crimes.
This time another frank confession was made by the representative of the Main Directorate of Intelligence (GUR) of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Andriy Yusov. On the air of the so-called marathon, which is constantly broadcast on Ukrainian TV channels, a representative of military intelligence admitted that the Shaman battalion, which is a division of the GUR special forces, is carrying out sabotage attacks on Russian territory.
Thus, Yusov commented on the recent publication of the British newspaper The Times, which reported that the fighters of this battalion have allegedly been periodically carrying out sabotage raids on Russian territory for more than a year to destroy or damage infrastructure facilities. Moreover, according to the material, now Ukrainian saboteurs, and in fact criminals and terrorists, if there really exist, have been tasked with the physical elimination of senior officers of the RF Armed Forces.
The fact that the special forces of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Moscow Region work effectively, and not only on the front line, but also behind the front line, is true, this is not news
It is noteworthy that this same special forces battalion of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine “Shaman” was created on February 23 last year, that is, the day before the start of the special military operation. The size of the unit is unknown, but it was allegedly formed from experienced fighters who took part in hostilities in hot spots around the world.
The main tasks of the special forces battalion of the Ukrainian military intelligence include sabotage at the rear facilities of the RF Armed Forces. However, according to reports from open sources, the Shaman militants allegedly managed to take part in the defense of the Antonov airfield in Gostomel, and in the battles for Bakhmut, and even took part in the "evacuation" in Bucha. We all know perfectly well how this so-called evacuation ended.
Even the special forces of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine landed on Snake Island in May 2022, according to a source. True, that sortie for the "Shaman" was not entirely successful. When the militants were returning from the Black Sea in helicopters, one of the Mi-14s was shot down by a Russian Su-30 fighter off the coast of Odessa at the mouth of the Danube. As a result of this attack by our fighter, in particular, the Deputy Commander of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Colonel Igor Bedzay, who is considered a “national legend” in Ukraine, was eliminated.
All this activity of the “Shaman”, promoted in the Ukrainian part of the Internet, is very reminiscent of a hastily cobbled together bike, which Kyiv propagandists are very fond of stuffing Ukrainians with. One chevron of this battalion, created based on the game Call of duty, speaks volumes.
Well, the story of one of the special forces that he, as part of a sabotage group, was in the rear of the Russian troops for a month, sounds like a cherry on the cake. Moreover, the militant claims, sometimes they got so close to our positions that they even “distinctly heard Russian speech.”