The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) came to the house of MP Nestor Shufrych (former Opposition Platform-For Life party) with a search warrant. So far, the MP has not been detained.
He is involved in the case of a Russian agent network created by former MP and Russian FSB officer Vladimir Sivkovich. This was reported by law enforcement sources to LB.ua.
According to our sources, he is suspected of treason.
"Obviously, on the instructions of Sivkovich, Shufrich was one of the Kremlin's mouthpieces in Ukraine. For example, he said that our state is an artificial entity. Now he will have more time to read adequate historical literature in prison," the sources noted.
We are waiting for details from the SBU.
Nestor Shufrych has not yet been deprived of his parliamentary mandate and still heads the parliamentary committee on freedom of speech. He has been in the Verkhovna Rada since the third convocation. The exception was the fifth convocation, which lasted only a little over a year. He was a member of various political forces, mostly pro-Russian. He started out in the SDPU(o), then joined the Not So Party and the Party of Regions, which renamed itself the Opposition Platform-For Life after the revolution.
Sivkovych, along with former First Deputy PM Andriy Kliuyev, have sent Russian intelligence agents in Ukraine on Russia's orders. To work against Ukraine, they set up an "office" staffed by personnel from the Fifth Service of the Russian Federal Security Service.
Among the sleeper agents was the former head of the SBU office in Crimea, Oleh Kulinich. Two years before the invasion, Sivkovych gave Kulinich the task of stealing secret internal SBU documents. The two also conspired to facilitate another alleged Russian spy, the former head of the SBU's Main Department of Internal Security, Andrei Naumov.
In the Kyiv Region alone, 15 companies working for the suspected high treason and espionage officer Sivkovych were exposed.