Inability to take over Ukraine as planned, Russia President Vladimir Putin has arrested the 68-year-old Russia foreign spy chief, Sergey Beseda and other senior spies in the country.
Privileged information indicated that Sergey Beseda, head of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation, FSB’s foreign intelligence service, is under house arrest.
The TIMES newspaper also reported that the Russian spy chief with his deputy, Anatoly Bolyukh were placed under house arrest following the stall invasion of Ukraine.
“Vladimir Osechkin, an exiled Russian human rights activist, also confirmed the arrests. He added that FSB officers had carried out searches at more than 20 addresses around Moscow of colleagues suspected of being in contact with journalists.
“The formal basis for conducting these searches is the accusation of the embezzlement of funds earmarked for subversive activities in Ukraine,” Osechkin said. “The real reason is unreliable, incomplete and partially false information about the political situation in Ukraine.”
“The spy chief’s defenestration attests to Putin’s growing fury towards the intelligence services, which he believes provided false information over the situation in Ukraine, Soldatov said. “Putin has finally understood that he was misled,” Soldatov told The Times.