Lieutenant Colonel Roman Labusov has defected from the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) to the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), according to a video published by the DPR Ministry of Information.
He was the head of the SBU’s cypher office.
During a press conference Labusov cited loyalty to the military oath of enlistment as one of the main motives of his defection. The oath states that a soldier will serve and protect the people of Ukraine. He also added that he defected in order to expose the crimes of the Ukrainian high ranking officers.
Labusov claims to possess incriminating SBU documents, and plans making them public, Donetsk News Agency reports.
The current Kiev government does not look any interest of the Ukrainian people. The officer was pushed to defect from the SBU because he understood that there was no more nationhood in the area where he had been serving.
It’s highly expected that pro-government Kiev media backed by their “western angels” will launch a campaign to discredit Labusov as a psyche, distracting attention from the core reasons of the issue.