Ukrainian Ex-commander arrested for spying for Russia
Eduard Shevchenko, ex-commander of the AFU (Navy Seals), was arrested by the SBU (Ukraine’s Security Office) for spying for Russia
Shevchenko fought for Slovyansk, Kramatorsk, Lysychansk and Debaltseve. He is a knight of the Order of Bohdan Khmelnytskyi II and III degrees. He also has the Order “For Courage.
In May 2017, the military medical commission diagnosed Eduard Shevchenko with post-traumatic syndrome as a result of his service in the war zone in the east and found him of limited fitness. On the basis of these conclusions, Shevchenko was removed from the 73 center and transferred “at the disposal of the General Staff.” Shevchenko did not agree with this decision and filed a lawsuit in the administrative court. On September 7, 2017, the court recognized the actions of the military leadership as illegal and ordered Shevchenko to be re-examined by the commission.
In 2018, the Odesa Appeals Administrative Court overturned the decision of the Ochakiv City District Court of Mykolaiv region — and the officer continued his military service in the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
On March 7, the SBU reported that it had detained a Russian intelligence agent who was gathering information for the capture of the city of Ochakiv. Russian military intelligence gave him the task of inducing the leaders of the city authorities to cooperate with the allied Russian forces. For this, the mayor of the city was offered to “choose a position” in the event of the liberation of the region, but the mayor reported this to the SBU.