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TWIST! Ukraine Says Denis Kireev Was An Intel Officer, Died During Operation

In first official comments on high-profile killing of peace negotiator Denis Kireev, Ukraine Defence Ministry said today that the official was a top Ukrainian spy and he died in special operations. The Ministry, in a Facebook post, said that Denis Kireev was one of the three people of the special ops team who died in a recent action. The Ukrainian defence ministry’s comment on Denis Kireev’s death is in contradiction of claims that he was killed for treason.  

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Ukrainian Defence Ministry’s Comment On Denis Kireev’s Death

“During the performance of special tasks, three scouts were killed — employees of the Chief Intelligence Department of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine,” the statement said, naming Denis Kireev among those killed. “They died, defending Ukraine, and their act brought us closer to victory,” Ukrainie’s defence ministry posted on its official Facebook handle. “Heroes don’t die! They live so long as we remember them!”

Initial Reports On Denis Kireev’s Killing

Earlier, it was reported that Ukraine forces killed Denis Kireev – suspecting him of treason against the nation at the behest of Russia. Russian state media claimed that Ukraine’s Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) killed Denis Kireev during an arrest attempt. Ukraine’s state intelligence suspected Denis Kireev of leaking important information to the Russian side.

Who was Denis Kireev?

Denis Kireev Dead: Denis Kireev was a top Ukrainian official in the foreign affairs department. He was a part of first round of Russia-Ukraine talks in Belarus. Denis Kireev’s photo from this meeting is now going viral on social media. However, Ukraine officials are yet to confirm the news.

As per a report, Kireev was a banker. In 2010-2014 he worked as the First Deputy Chairman of the Board of Oschadbank, and before that he was a member of the Supervisory Board of Ukreximbank. The Security Service of Ukraine shot dead Denis Kireev. Denis Kireev was a part of the Ukrainian negotiating delegation in Gomel, the report said.