RVC fighters behind assassination of FSB officer in Russia's Bryansk Oblast – NV Ukrainian intel source

Soldiers of the Russian Volunteer Corps (RVC) near the border of the Russian Federation
Soldiers of the Russian Volunteer Corps (RVC) near the border of the Russian Federation

The deputy head of the FSB’s Border Guard Service’s logistics department was assassinated by Russian Volunteer Corps (RVC) fighters, a Ukrainian intelligence source has told NV.

Lt. Col. Sergei Shaty was shot dead in an attack on a border guard car in the village of Ulytsa in Russia's Bryansk Oblast on Nov. 9. He was fatally wounded by an unidentified person who opened fire on the FSB's UAZ Patriot vehicle around 4.00 p.m., the Astra Telegram channel reported on Nov. 10.

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Russia’s Bryansk Oblast borders Ukraine’s Chernihiv and Sumy oblasts to the north. It has been the site of numerous cross-border raids by Russian armed opposition groups operating out of Ukraine.

The Russian Volunteer Corps is a paramilitary unit comprised of Russian nationals who choose to fight with Ukraine after the start of Russia's full-scale invasion.

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In the summer of 2023, RVC fighters carried out several raids on Russia’s Belgorod Oblast, during which they captured prisoners and military equipment. This autumn, on Sept. 6, they announced that they had made another armed incursion into Russian territory, killing at least one FSB officer.

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