Pavlo Hryb abducted by Russian FSB - Herashchenko

Pavlo Hryb abducted by Russian FSB - Herashchenko

Pavlo Hryb, a 19-year-old son of Ukrainian State Border Service employee Ihor Hryb, disappeared on Belarusian territory not by accident, but was abducted as a result of a special operation by Russian special services.

People's Front deputy Anton Herashchenko said this live on the 112 Ukraine television channel on Tuesday. 

"Today [on August 29], journalists contacted a girl who allegedly made him go there. She testified that she had done this under pressure from FSB. I was convinced that this girl still acts under pressure from FSB and is likely to be an FSB agent," he said.

According to him, the purpose of this is to provide maximum publicity and create another story for intimidating Ukrainians.

In his opinion, this is related to the holding of the joint Russian-Belarusian military exercises in Belarus.

"These exercises were imposed on Belarus. The country's leadership is not enthusiastic about cooperation with the Russian Federation. We know that in private conversations, [Belarusian President Alexander] Lukashenko perfectly understands that if he opposes Russia, he can expect the Ukrainian scenario. In fact, the responsibility for the case with Pavlo Hryb lies on the Belarusian authorities, because a special operation could not be organized on their territory without their consent. If this was done without their consent, then it's just disrespect for Belarus on the part of Russian special services," he said.

Earlier, Ihor Hryb posted on his Facebook page the information about the disappearance of his son. According to him, 19-year-old Pavlo went to Gomel to meet with a girl whom he met and communicated in social networks.

He suggested that FSB had "fooled Pavlo into going to Gomel under the guise of a date with a girl and detained him."


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