Roman Chervinsky, a Ukrainian army special forces colonel, is believed to have coordinated last year’s attack on the Nord Stream pipelines. That writing Washington Post And Der Spiegel Based on conversations with anonymous stakeholders. Chervinsky is said to have arranged logistics and support for the six-man team that carried out the attack.
Washington Post Other media outlets have long claimed, based on anonymous sources, that the attack was the work of a group of Ukrainians. It is said that Chervinsky did not plan the attack, but followed the orders of officers who reported to the Chief of Staff of the Ukrainian Army, General Valery Zalozhny.
Chervinsky himself denies these reports. “All speculation about my involvement in the attack on Nord Stream is spread by Russian propaganda without any evidence,” he said through a lawyer. The Ukrainian government did not respond to questions, but previously denied its involvement in this action. According to sources Washington Post And Der Spiegel General Zalozny approved the operation, but never informed President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Chervinsky, 48, worked for the Ukrainian military intelligence service and the SBOe security service. In the past, he participated in secret operations several times. He is currently in prison in Kiev on suspicion of abuse of authority in one of those operations. Chervinsky claims that these charges are retaliation for his harsh criticism of those close to President Zelensky, who he believes are passing information to the Russians.
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