Vulin to head BIA – Serbian state is “captured” by Russian security agency
The “capture” of Serbia by the Russian security agency is confirmed by the appointment of the controversial politician Aleksandar Vulin at the head of the Intelligence and Security Agency (BIA).
According to Serbian media reports, the former police minister will now replace Bratislav Gašić, who had headed the BIA since 2017.
Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vučić, in the presentation of the new government, which will be led by Ana Brnabić, has already returned Gašić to the position of interior minister, replacing him with Vulin.
Gašić served as defense minister from 2014 to 2016. He had resigned from his post after a sexist comment directed at a journalist from B92 television.
The former interior minister had personally organized the Russian opposition wiretap provided by the BIA, confirming that the Serbian government is ready to submit its security services to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Vulin, during a meeting with Russia’s National Security Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, had handed over videos of Russian opposition meetings in Belgrade, after which activists Andrei Pivovarov and Vladimir Kara-Murza were arrested.
Recently, information has been published that Russia and Serbia have secretly formed a joint task force to fight against “color revolutions”, whose task is to suppress demonstrations and mass organizations of citizens.
American journalist and analyst, Ivana Stradner, through an article on Twitter, confirmed that Vulin has been spying on the Russian opposition.
“The new director of the BIA will be Aleksandar Vulin, who has close ties to the Russian security agency. He gave Patrushev the transcripts of intercepted conversations in Belgrade between members of the Russian opposition,” Stradner wrote.
Also, the security expert Agim Musliu, through a reaction on Facebook, said that the Government of Serbia is surrounded by the Russian secret agency. “The new government of Serbia with Russian secret agency around, in the center and at the top. What is Serbia’s pro-European hope? There just isn’t! At least, let’s know this ourselves!”, writes Musliu.
We recall that it was reported that Vucic had sent a minister to a Moscow clinic to rehabilitate from drug addiction, alluding to Vulin./Telegrafi