Donetsk, Mar 25 – DAN. The former member of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) Vasiliy Prozorov said that the agency was involved in the murders of Arsen 'Motorola' Pavlov and Mikhail 'Givi' Tolstykh, commanders of the legendary Sparta and Somali units.

"I am not omniscient, but as for Motorola and Givi, I am 100 percent sure this was an operation of the SBU 5th department and the Ukrainian armed forces special operations force," TASS News Agency quoted Prozorov speaking at a press conference in Moscow.

He also said that Kiev was involved in the crash of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in 2014, which killed 298 people. Prozorov named those involved in concealing the evidence.

"Deputy head of Ukrainian president administration Valeriy Kondratyuk and head of the main intelligence directorate of the ministry of defense of Ukraine (GUR) Vasiliy Burba are directly involved in the concealing the traces of the crime."

Prozorov revealed the existence of a secret prison located on the territory of the Mariupol airfield.

"Those suspected of cooperation with DPR, LPR or Russian special services were brought there and questioned by SBU members. It was truly horrible, it is not some Russian propaganda. People were really murdered there."

The ex-member of the SBU defected to Russia some time ago. He worked for Ukrainian special services from 1999 to 2018, and supplied information on their Donbass operations to Russia since 2014. *ot*pp