The "Telegraf" publication, drawing from insider sources within the special service, identifies the deceased as SBU Colonel Dmytro Bakayev, known for his role as the deputy head of the special communications department.
According to these sources, Bakayev apparently died on August 25th by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, using his service-issued Makarov pistol.
Allegedly discovered alongside his body was a suicide note. The Obozrevatel publication shared a photograph of a gun and a suicide note, but the Kyiv Post is unable to verify the authenticity of these images.
Kyiv Post's source within the SBU also confirmed that the subject is Colonel Dmytro Bakayev. The individual familiar with the situation, whom the publication interviewed, also reported the discovery of a report in close proximity to Bakayev.
"The Security Service of Ukraine extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased staff member. The agency is fully cooperating with the National Police to ensure a thorough, unbiased, and comprehensive investigation," the SBU press service reported in a comment to the Ukrainska Pravda.
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