It is clear, Western secret services, having tamed the secret services of East European native tribes, have outsourced a lot of influence activities in the Russian Federation to them. Or perhaps it is NED directly curating them. Countries like Latvia, Georgia, and the Czech Republic have long acted as refuges for ousted influencers from Russia such as KamikadzeD, who moved to Prague, I guess to enjoy some anal action; Medusa, who are in Latvia; and the Navalny circus which is said to be relocating to Georgia.
The Ukrainian secret service, the SBU seems to have gone further. Instead of hosting and sponsoring Russian exiles, they have decided to make use of the linguistic situation in the country. Ukrainians, if they shed the South Russian accent, speak standard Russian, and therefore are indistinguishable from regular Russians. The SBU decided to simply have Ukrainians pose as Russians to do pro-Navalny and anti-Putin content.
This article I have found as a by-product of my research into the MKU because it mentions the story as well. The article talks about a YouTube channel that bears the title “Swindled (or Cheated) Russian”. The star of this channel is Vitaly Shevtsov, a native of Donetsk, residing in Kiev. The only thing Russian about the channel are the topics.
Navalny Strikes Back, The Kremlin is in Panic, The EU Will Punish Russian Oligarchs are but some examples of videos on his channel. Which is basically the Russian liberast package. True Ukrainian Bandera, SS, Hitler was a good guy patriots – hate Navalny and think he is just another shithead Russian chauvinist.
The Обманутый Россиянин is still on YouTube. The above exposé did not deter him from Vlogging. Even though the article I discuss here is from January, YouTube tells me, the latest video was posted 20 minutes ago. The channel seems to play digests of liberast videos. You know the drill boys, vote his shit down and say hello to SBU”
The connection to SBU is further solidified by the liaisons of Shevtsov’s girlfriend, Anastasia Silivonchyk. On Vkontakte, she is friends with two SBU operatives. The first is is the investigating officer, Alexei Shapakin, who is the son of Vladimir Shapakin, one of the Kiev’s diamond prosecutors, who is said to have received bribes worth hundred’s of thousands of US Dollars. Another liaison of Anastasia is Vitaliy Koshitsky, an SBU counterintelligence operative. According to a leaked database, Koshitsky has an address at Shekavitskaya 21, an SBU hostel.
The Vkontakte profile of Koshitsky is interesting as well, he is the SBU curator for Russian radicals. One of his contacts is certain Andrey Nesteryuk. Nesteryuk is openly gay, and a supporter of anarcho-feminist projects. His status at the profile is: “Solidarity with Belarus, No to Russian conquest of Belarus, Freedom for political prisoners of Belarus and Russia.” Other of Koshitsky’s friends are Ilya Matveyev and Ilya Vasilyev, two other anarchists.
Also, among Koshitsky’s contacts is Andrey Khripunov. Khripunov became famous for posting a photo from a nose operation of the Russian blogger “Panich” to TikTok claiming the Russian police killed a man during protests:
An opposition activists has been brutally murdered!
After “an attack” on policeman, Vitaly Tsal’ died in local clinic. I remember you brother and will never forget.
Khripunov’s channel nutakoe20 contains around 25 videos. It has expressed support for the protesters, spread fake information about torture, beatings, and killings of Navalny supporters.
Personally, I believe that the MKU arrests had something to do with the investigations into the Navalny organisation. At one point the investigators must have stumbled upon MKU domains while looking at who organised the protests.