Donetsk, Feb 21 - DAN. The Donetsk People’s Republic State Security Ministry (MGB) has information that Kiev secret services are preparing assassinations of a number of Ukrainian politicians including Viktor Medvechuk, head of the political council of the party Opposition Platform - for Life, MGB spokesman Mikhail Popov said at the Donetsk News Agency on Thursday.

“The DPR State Security Ministry has information confirming the recent statement by former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich on Ukrainian secret services preparing provocations to as far as physical elimination of certain presidential candidates and independent politicians, including Viktor Medvedchuk,” Popov said.

The Ukrainian Defence Ministry Main Intelligence Department (GUR) is the mastermind and the perpetrator of the operations to eliminate unwelcome politicians in Ukraine. The supervisor is GUR chief Vasiliy Burba; his deputy Pavel Yatsyuk is responsible for designing a plan. Agents of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) have been watching the potential victims, he added.

“We know that Viktor Medvedchuk’s assassination has to be carried out by a special group of 8th separate special task force (military unit A-0553) based in Khmelnitskiy. According to our intelligence, U.S. Defence Ministry intelligence department specialists who live in the Arena Hotel, are training several groups of so-called liquidators,” Popov added.

The DPR State Security Ministry urged Ukrainian secret service agents not to carry out Kiev's criminal orders.*jk*pp