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A Secret History of the KGB | Compilation 2007 – 2020

In première gegaan op 11 jun. 2022

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The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB, Russian Federation, Федеральная служба безопасности Российской Федерации (ФСБ РФ), Translation Federal’naya sluzhba bezopasnosti Rossiyskoy Federatsii, IPA [fʲɪdʲɪˈralʲnəjə ˈsluʐbə bʲɪzɐˈpasnəstʲɪ rɐˈsʲijskəj fʲɪdʲɪˈratsɨɪ]) is the Principal Security Agency of Russia and the Main Successor Agency to the Soviet Union S KGB. It S Immediate Predecessor was the Federal Counter Intelligence Service (FSK) which was Reorganized into the FSB in 1995. The Three Major Structural Successor Components of the Former KGB that remain Administratively Independent of the FSB are the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), the Federal Protective Service (FSO), and the Main Directorate of Special Programs of the President of the Russian Federation (GUSP).

It S Primary Responsibilities are within the Country and include Counter Intelligence, Internal and Border Security, Counter Terrorism, and Surveillance as well as investigating Some Other Types of Serious Crimes and Federal Law Violations. It is Headquartered in Lubyanka Square, Moscow S Center, in the Main Building of the Former KGB. The Director of the FSB is Appointed by and Directly Answerable to the President of Russia.

In 2003, the FSB S Responsibilities were Expanded by Incorporating the Border Guard Service and A Major Part of the Federal Agency of Government Communication and Information (FAPSI); this would include Intelligence Activities in Countries that were Once Members of the Soviet Union, Work Formerly done by the KGB S Fifth Service. The SVR had in 1992 signed an Agreement Not to spy on those Countries. The FSB had made No Such Commitment.

Since 2014, the FSB devoted Substantial Resources to preparing for A Russian Take Over of Ukraine. [19] Although Russia S SVR and GRU (Foreign and Military Intelligence Services) were also involved, FSB had A Lead Role on “Intelligence and Influence Operations.”

The FSB S Fifth Service, also referred to as the “Department for Operational Information” and “Operational Information and International Relations Service” is stated by the BBC and Radio Free Europe as Counter Intelligence in Former Territories of the Soviet Union, Work formerly done by the KGB S Fifth Service. Its Ninth Directorate of the Fifth Service targets Ukraine.

According to A Report of the Royal United Services Institute citing Interviews Officers and Analysts of Security Service of Ukraine, the FSB Ukraine Team greatly expanded July 2021, and by February 2022 it had “Around 200 Officers” although Most Teams consist of only 10 – 20. [23] Before the 2022 Invasion, Intelligence Agencies in Ukraine, Germany, the UK, and the US reported that the FSB Planned to Replace Elected Leaders of Ukraine with Ukrainians Now Living in Russia.

In 2014, According to A Russian Military Analyst, the FSB Badly Misled Vladimir Putin with Claims that Ukrainians would welcome A Russian Invasion of Crimea to Free them fromFascists.” [26] According to Radio Free Europe, in 2022, the FSB Again Promised Easy Victory if Russia invaded Ukraine.

With the Start of the 2022 Russian Invasion of Ukraine, Ukrainian Counter Intelligence has Repeatedly Asserted that the FSB suffered Failures of Operations Security, including Acts of Insubordination and Possible Sabotage. In March 2022, Russia S Encrypted Communication System in Ukraine became Useless after the Russian Military destroyed Cell Phone Towers. Unencrypted Phone Calls from the FSB in Ukraine to Superiors in Moscow discussing the Death of Vitaly Gerasimov were Tapped and Released Publicly. Ukrainian Intelligence reported that FSB Members were Leaking Intelligence to them, Including the Location of the Chechen Commando S sent to Assassinate Zelensky. In Late March, Ukrainian Intelligence Posted Online the Names, Addresses, Phone Numbers, and More of 620 People they identified as FSB Agents. None of these Reports have been Confirmed by the FSB.

Media Outlets of Ukraine, it S Allies in The West, and Russian Dissidents report that Vladimir Putin has Blamed Setbacks in the Military Operations on the FSB and the Fifth Service. On 11 March 2022, Investigative Journalist Andrei Soldatov reported that Fifth Service Head Sergey Beseda and his Deputy Anatoly Bolyukh were under House Arrest due to Putin S Discontent with Intelligence Failures regarding the Invasion of Ukraine. A US Official interviewed by The Wall Street Journal described the Arrest Report asCredible“.

Image RIA Novosti Archive, Image N° 846846 | Andrey Stenin | CC BY SA 3.0, CC BY SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons


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