The Russian Volunteer Corps (RDK), a paramilitary unit of Russian citizens based in Ukraine and fighting against the Russian government released a video which they say shows their assassination of a high-ranking Russian intelligence officer.

“As a result of professional ambush operations, an FSB (the successor agency to the KGB) lieutenant colonel and a service SUV were destroyed,” the group writes on its Telegram page.

“Glory to RDK! Glory of the Great Russian Empire!” the fighters wrote.

According to a Kyiv Post source in the Main Intelligence Directorate (HUR), the vehicle, which was fired upon on the outskirts of the village of Ulitsa in Russia’s Bryansk region resulted in the death of Lieutenant Colonel Sergey Shaty.


“The deputy head of the rear management department of the border troops of the FSB of the Russian Federation, Lt. Col. Sergey Shaty, has been eliminated,” the source said.

Ulitsa is located precisely on the border of Ukraine and Russia, adjacent to the Ukrainian Sumy region.

Russian Telegram channels stated that around 4 o'clock in the afternoon on Thursday, Nov. 9, gunfire erupted from an automatic weapon targeting the border guards' vehicle.

Baza also mentioned that the victim was FSB Lieutenant Colonel Sergey Shaty, who is reported to have died at the scene.

In a separate incident, a Russia-backed politician was killed in a car bombing in the occupied eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk, as reported by local media.

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Ukraine's military intelligence told Kyiv Post that it was the work of the local Ukrainian underground operating in the region.

On Wednesday morning, Nov. 8, Mykhailo Filiponenko, a deputy of the separatist People's Council and former head of the People's Militia of the LNR (self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic), was killed when his car exploded near his home, according to Russian media.

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