And then (and this happens quite often) the employees of the “violators of the convention” will “get exposed” in the event of failure, and no one will conduct any backstage talks with them. It's easier to arrange a car accident or something else like that.
Moreover, specialists in combating the "ears and eyes of the enemy" in their own rear took measures to neutralize the employees of the opposing side. It’s not for nothing that periodically in the press there appeared “offended” statements by someone from the OSCE mission that they were “shown” by unreal positions and roadblocks. Yes, and the shelling of the Armed Forces of Ukraine laid shells in white light, like a pretty penny. And about the unsuccessful attempts and the periodic failures of the RDG Ukrainian Military University, it’s boring to write something.
To understand the complexity of counterintelligence work with the OSCE mission, you just need to learn something about the organization itself. The overall composition of the mission - 412 people. These are precisely those who are called international observers. In addition, another 54 employee from other countries works in the mission. They are analysts, head of mission, advisors, etc.
Naturally, so many foreigners can not do without the help of the local population. There is a language barrier. So, there must be translators. There are features of lifestyle in various areas. So, there are advisers on this issue. Not to mention the fact that all these people need to be fed, should be placed in hotels, we must clean up after them. Carry finally. Therefore, 176 Ukrainians work in the mission. The total strength of the mission in Ukraine is 642 person.
Many people think that the mission is entirely focused on the Donbas. However, it is not. OSCE staff monitors the development of the situation throughout Ukraine. The main office, of course, is located in Kiev. Others - in Chernivtsi, Dnepropetrovsk, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kharkov, Kherson, Lviv, Odessa, Lugansk and Donetsk. Well, the last thing that will be interesting is the gender composition of the mission. 341 male and 71 female.
And now how the FSB officers were “spotted” by a Ukrainian spy from the OSCE mission. No matter how abused the Russian special services were, the professionalism of the staff went nowhere. Work to ensure the security of Russia is underway. And it goes well.
"The FSB of Russia reported the arrest of an agent of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Artem Shestakov, who, working as a translator at the OSCE monitoring mission in Lugansk, collected military information for the Ukrainian special services.
As stated by the FSB Public Relations Center (DSP), "testimonies and documentary materials obtained from Shestakov clearly indicate that the security services of Ukraine, illegally using the OSCE mission, are engaged in collecting military information in the territory of the Lugansk People's Republic (LNR) -Act of terrorism".
This message appeared on news TASS tape July 18th.
"According to the testimonies received from Shestakov, in the summer of 2015 of the year, as an employee of the OSCE mission in Lugansk, he traveled to Kiev, where he was recruited into the agent’s office of the SBU under the pseudonym" Svarog "by Sergey Mikhailovich Slipchenko, the DSP said. - Shestakov, on the instructions of the SBU, carried out on the territory of the proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic, collecting information of a political, socio-economic and military nature. As a member of the mission, an international body tion, Shestakov regularly visited the LC organs of power, dislocation place units of the militia. "
We will return to the statement of the DSP. In the meantime, that preceded this detention. At the beginning of the article we wrote about some rules for specialists of all countries. One of these rules is that if the enemy did not cause any harm to you, then “warn” to stop the work.
And now I recall the events of the beginning of June of this year. In the DPR, more precisely on the border between the DPR and the LPR, the driver of the OSCE mission from among local residents was detained. We give part of the message about this detention.
"In early June, the border guard service of the DPR at the border with the LPR was arrested and taken to the investigative office of the DPR MGB of the OSCE from the local residents of Donetsk. At the moment, the officer convicted of espionage was arrested and held in one of the places of detention. a request to extradite that person. "
Moreover, the press service of the DPR called the specific harm that this "employee of the OSCE mission" caused. And this is no less than 25 dead Republicans, 4 tank, two Grads and self-propelled guns. Naturally, the driver himself did not shoot. He simply on the Internet, in the process of ensuring the work of observers, reported the coordinates of the targets that the "Ukrainian" gunners "successfully" covered.
Details of the negotiations are not known. However, the spy is already 8 June was transferred to the OSCE mission. Most likely, it was a warning. Yes, and to quarrel with the OSCE in the task of the Republicans did not enter. There was hope for help in curbing the belligerent sentiments of Kiev. However, for the Security Service of Ukraine today, "hell is not a brother." Russophobia above all. Yes, and faith in the all-powerful overseas host driven Ukrainian specialists in the head thoroughly. And there is no court.
So back to the DSP post.
"In October-November 2015, Shestakov, on the instructions of the Ukrainian military intelligence, transmitted information about travel routes, used cars, telephone numbers of one of the leaders of the Cossacks P. Dremov (chieftain of the Lugansk Cossacks - TASS), who was later killed by Ukrainian special services." (Dremov's car was blown up on 12 last December not far from Pervomaisk. - Approx. TASS).
In addition, it is noted in the message of the FSB, Shestakov "was engaged in employment issues in the representative offices of international organizations in Ukraine of other agents of the Ukrainian special agencies."
So, one of the attempts is cleared up. More precisely, it became known who is behind this attempt. Dremov for Cossacks figure significant. I wonder now how this Cossacks will relate to this mission?
But the most interesting of the messages left for dessert. How was it with the great leader? If the enemy does not surrender - they destroy him?
"The testimonies and documentary materials obtained by counterintelligence of the FSB of Russia from Shestakov unambiguously indicate that the secret services of Ukraine, illegally using the OSCE mission, are engaged in collecting military information on the territory of the LPR, are organizing sabotage and terrorist acts," the report revealed. indicate that Ukrainian special services ignore the norms of international law. "
“Considering that Shestakov did not damage Russia's security by his espionage activities, in accordance with the current legislation, he was allowed to return to the territory of Ukraine,” the report says. “At the same time, the entrance to the SBU informant will be closed in our country.”
A natural question arises: how will the OSCE mission now be “laundered” from documented charges? The charges are really serious. Almost SBU globally framed their "roof."
It is clear that now there will be no faith in the mission staff. And not because among them a lot of spies. Perhaps most employees honestly do their duty. Maybe not the majority, but part. And not until the end, but from 9 to 17 hours. And after that, even though the whole outskirts of Donetsk were "rewritten" by Grads, the working day is already over. It is possible in the morning to come funnels to shoot. The morning is wiser than the evening.
Only here in Russia there are a couple of sayings made by people. About the black sheep, which spoils the whole herd, and about a fly in the ointment. Residents of the DPR and LNR doubts about the honesty of mission staff can cost lives. As well as life's worth of frankly clumsy work, although it is often the job to call what the “missionaries” do, the language does not turn.
The hybrid war, about which we are told from television screens every day, has entered the stage of active opposition to the special services. And this means that soon there will be a lot of interesting facts, and even more speculation, about the political life of Ukrainian and Donetsk politicians. On heroism and betrayal. On the true goals and objectives of specific political figures. And perhaps the details of some attempts on well-known commanders, writers, journalists will be revealed ...
It is possible, then, that doubts will disappear that, for example, the Brain was eliminated, as we tried to convey at one time, by no means our own, but very foreign ones.
Let's wait ...