Russia may grant asylum to former SBU general for testifying against Zelensky

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Russia offered asylum to Andrei Naumov, suspected of treason, for testifying against the President of Ukraine
The Insider

Russia has offered asylum to Andrey Naumov, ex-head of the Internal Security Directorate of the SBU.



For granting asylum, Andrei Naumov will have to play the role of a witness and testify in the pseudo-trial of the Russian Federation over Vladimir Zelensky. This was reported by The Insider.

The former SBU officer, after fleeing Ukraine, lived in Germany for several months, successfully crossed the borders of the European Union, along with undeclared valuables, and ended up in Serbia. Naumov was detained on June 7 while crossing the border between Serbia and North Macedonia.

Sources in the Ukrainian special services believe that Naumov could have given the Russians information that allowed the Russian army to quickly seize the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, The Insider says.

The Insider has information that the issue of "Naumov's move" to Russia was discussed by the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Serbia and one of the first persons of the Russian Federation.


The issue of transferring Naumov to Russia is dealt with by the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Serbia, Alexander Vulin. On August 23, Vulin met in Moscow with Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev, the parties, in particular, discussed the fate of Naumov. After sending a fugitive Ukrainian ex-general suspected of treason, Interior Minister Vulin may move to Moscow himself. He is awaiting appointment to the post of Serbian Ambassador to Russia, the journalists say.

To date, Naumov is in a pre-trial detention center in Serbia.

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