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Yermak testifies on Wagnergate to investigators of the State Bureau of Investigations

Wagnergate. Yermak came for interrogation to SBI. Photo: Facebook / Andriy Yermak

Wagnergate. Yermak came for interrogation to SBI. Photo: Facebook / Andriy Yermak

Andriy Yermak, the Head of the Office of the President, went to the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) for interrogation this morning and testified in the case of the operation to detain members of the PMC Wagner.

Quote"As a law-abiding citizen, I visited the State Bureau of Investigations today at 8:30 am. I testified in the case of the Wagner mercenaries. I gave all the information I know," he posted on his Facebook page.

Yermak added that he had decided not to make a show out of this, so "he did not invite the cameras."

Quote"But I think that it is extremely important for the investigation to establish the truth and set the record straight in this case," he stressed.

Context. November 26, Oleksiy Sukhachov, Acting Director of the State Bureau of Investigations, said that the SBI would interrogate Yermak in the case of the operation to detain the Wagner mercenaries. He added that, if necessary, the department can summon President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for interrogation.

Currently, the SBI is investigating two criminal proceedings related to Wagnergate: one—on treason, the other—on disclosing state secrets.

Recall, on November 17, Bellingcat reporters released the results of an investigation into the postponement of the special operation to detain Russian mercenaries at its final stage. According to them, it was Andriy Yermak, the Head of the President's Office, who insisted that the operation be postponed for a week. What, in fact, buried the operation and prevented the intelligence officers from completing their months-long work by arresting criminals important for Ukraine.

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