The State Bureau of Investigation of Ukraine has proved the involvement of Russian special services in the 2014 explosions of military warehouses in the Czech Republic, where weapons for Ukraine were stored, as well as military warehouses in Svatove, Luhansk region, in 2015.
Source. This is stated in the report of the Bureau.
SBI officers served suspicion notices to the members of the organized group: Ihor Sergun, former head of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces (he headed the department until 2016), Alexei Dyumin, former Putin's bodyguard, who in 2015 became Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Commander of the Special Operations Forces of the Russian Armed Forces, Major General Valery Flustikov, Commander of the 161st Special Forces Training Center of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Major General Andrei Averyanov.
It is noted that General Averyanov is a member of Putin's inner circle and often attends official meetings at the highest level.
Also, more than 25 direct organizers and executors of sabotage from among the Russian special services were suspected. Among them are GRU officers Anatoly Chepiga and Alexander Mishkin, known for the Skripal poisoning case.
The suspects also include the military man who piloted the UAV that dropped the explosives on Svatove. He is a citizen of Ukraine with the call sign "Start" who joined the "LPR" in 2014 and later began working for the Russian special services, the report said.
In 2021, the Czech authorities published the results of an investigation, according to which GRU officers Petrov and Boshirov (Mishkin and Chepiga) were behind the 2014 explosions of arms depots in the Czech Republic, which killed two people and destroyed 150 tons of ammunition. The operation was personally led by the head of GRU military unit 29155, General Averyanov, who also flew to the Czech Republic using forged documents, and at least 6 people were involved in the operation, two of whom flew under the guise of diplomats.
The State Bureau of Investigation announced the first suspicions in the case of the October 2015 military warehouse explosions in Svatove in February 2021. In September 2015, commanders deployed military equipment near a potentially dangerous facility, a field ammunition depot near the town of Svatove, Luhansk region. On October 29, 2015, a fire broke out at the military depot due to sabotage. It caused the detonation of ammunition, which scattered and hit the military equipment in question. This resulted in the destruction of military property, including Uragan MLRS and transport and charging vehicles, worth UAH 18 million.