The very knowledgeable Oleg Tsaryov named British MI6 and the American CIA as having run the coup d’état in Kiev in 2014, said that he could name the officials in Kiev who were paid off, and claimed the West was disingenuous in portraying that Kiev’s secret service (SBU) and military intelligence (GUR) assassinations of Darya Dugina and other Russians were done without Western knowledge and/or approval. Tsaryov was hunted down at his residence and shot hours later. [See separate slug.]
Tsaryov, as a member of Ukraine’s parliament from 2002 to 2014, and as an advisor in early 2014 to Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, was certainly in a position to know details of the coup against Azarov and the elected President Viktor Yanukovych. Russian TV network Tsargrad reports on Tsaryov’s interview on Oct. 26: “Coincidence or not, during an interview with presenter Yuri Pronko, Oleg Tsaryov announced that he was ready to voice specifics about the work patterns of American intelligence among officials, politicians and security forces of Maidan Nezalezhnosti [Independence Square], as well as who paid for these ‘services’ and how.”
Tsargrad reported Tsaryov’s response to the Oct. 23 Washington Post story: “The Americans created their own system. And even though now they are deliberately indignant and swear through the same Washington Post, ‘it is not us,’ they say, ‘but … the Ukrainians, that is, they organized all these assassinations, terrorist attacks and sabotage,’ but this is not so. Now, with the help of such ‘revelations,’ like the Washington Post article, they are simply delivering targeted attacks on Zelenskyy himself and his entourage—in favor of the new realities of domestic politics in the United States, where there will soon be presidential elections.
“Actually, there is no sensation in the very statement about American intelligence ‘supervision’ over the Ukrainian special services.… However, it is much more important that such a sincere … confession came from the pages of Washington Post—one of the main platforms for ‘controlled leaks.’”