The head of the SBU personally oversaw the liberation of the probable organizer of the terrorist act in Turkey
Alex Gladki, Life.ru, Jun 30 2016
The alleged organizer of explosions at the airport in Istanbul could have been in prison long before the attack in Turkey. In 2010, the terrorist was detained in Ukraine and even prepared for extradition to Russia for subsequent conviction. But the personal request of the head of the SBU Valentin Nalyvaychenko and the protests of Ukrainian nationalists led to the release of Ahmed Chatayev. The Russian special services and law enforcement agencies had sought the arrest of Ahmed Chatayev since 2003, when the terrorist nicknamed one-armed man fled from Russia to Austria. Subsequently, the participant of illegal armed formations in the North Caucasus was able to get a in Europe as a political refugee. During a visit to Ukraine in 2010, Ahmed Chatayev was detained by the staff of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine at the request of the Russian authorities. Then on one of the Central TV channels of the country was the head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Valentyn Nalyvaychenko with criticism of the Ministry of Interior. The arrest of terrorists he called groundless and scandalous. Release of the terrorist was demanded also by Ukrainian nationalists. Ahmed Chatayev lost his hand while fighting with the Federal forces of Russia, nationalist organization “Tryzub” claimed he was the victim of torture by Russian security forces and he became a political refugee. Under pressure from various parties, the court took the decision to release on freedom of the future probable organizer of the terrorist attack in Istanbul. Note, this is not the first cooperation of Ukrainian nationalists and the intelligence services of Ukraine with former terrorists. In 2014, the Dzhokhar Dudayev Battalion was created to participate in the military conflict in the Donbass on the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. After the death of their leader in 2015, in the fighting near Debaltsevo, the battalion was renamed Sheikh Mansur Battalion. Mainly in a military unit to serve former members of illegal armed formations and terrorist groups in the North Caucasus.