Vasily Prozorov is a former Ukrainian Secret Service (SBU) agent, who worked for the Ukrainian government between 1999 and 2018. He worked as a central intelligence operative in the antiterrorism division.

He (correctly) argues that there was a coup d’état in Ukraine, and that those who came to power (with Western help) have criminal objectives.

Vasily Prozorov speaking to the media

Ukraine’s central intel

Prozorov is currently exposing corruption and crimes committed by the Ukrainian government since 2014 and, as a consequence, sought asylum in Russia.

The Ukrainian Secret Service, also known as the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), is a government agency responsible for national security and intelligence in Ukraine. It plays a crucial role in safeguarding the country against threats including terrorism, espionage, organised crime, and cyberattacks.

The history of the SBU dates back to the Soviet era, when it was originally established as the Ukrainian branch of the Soviet KGB. After Ukraine gained independence in 1991, the organisation went through big changes and transformed into the SBU, with a focus on protecting Ukraine’s sovereignty and maintaining internal security.

Excellent cartoon about the West’s foreign impact

Quick history since 2014

The Obama administration orchestrated the 2014 coup to align Ukraine with NATO (and the US) and position missiles near Moscow. Interestingly, most Ukrainians viewed NATO negatively, but this perception changed after 2014.

The coup’s primary objectives were to

  • integrate Ukraine into NATO, and
  • to take control of Russia’s naval base in Crimea.

To ensure the new government’s stability, areas favourable to Russia – such as Crimea and Donbass – underwent constant attcks by the Ukrainian government.

Eastern Ukraine during the coup, circa 2014

Ukraine’s air force heavily bombed the Donbass region, causing a lot of destruction. Watch the video sent to me by an American soldier in Donetsk. However, the US-backed Ukrainian government failed to achieve a military conquest of Donbass.

Plus, the US and Ukrainian governments established bioweapons labs in Ukraine, which Russian military destroyed.

US-funded bioweapons labs in Ukraine pre-2022

In short…

In short, the US and NATO helped shape Ukraine’s political and military landscape post-2014.

My previous recording (April 2022) with Vasily Prozorov was plagued with technical issues and language barrier complications, so we recorded the following one (July 2023).

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