After December 13, all officers from the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) represented at the Russian Black Sea Fleet must leave Ukraine. Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Chief Valentyn Nalyvaychenko said this in an interview with the BBC Ukrainian Service.

He noted that the Russian side had been officially informed about this.

According to Nalyvaychenko, there were currently 19 FSB officers at the Russian Black Sea Fleet. They are involved in intelligence activities.

He said that all functions foreseen by Ukrainian laws, including on the safety of Russian sailors, had been imposed on SBU military intelligence units in Sevastopol and Symferopol.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the SBU head had told the Russian newspaper Nezavizimaya Gazeta that Ukraine could itself ensure the safety of the Russian Black Sea Fleet on its territory.