“Sonny, wake up,” howl fellow villagers from the Vinnytsya region at Serhiy Zdryliuk–a traitor to the Ukrainian people and a major collaborator with “Strelok” Girkyn from the GRU GS AF RF [Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation]. People say he didn’t use to be like this. Bravo Section of the Information Resistance group managed to track the “thorny” path of transformation of Serhiy Zdryliuk into a monster that all his relatives hate. And his fellow villagers ask him not to disgrace his family name and the Motherland, not to sully the honor of [his] grandfathers with betrayal and, for at least once in his lifetime, to act like an officer and shoot himself!
…In 1993, Zdryliuk, together with Goblin-Aksyonov, graduated from the Simferopol Higher Military-Political College. It appears that during his college years, Zdryliuk was recruited by Russian intelligence services. The zampolit [in Soviet times, the political commissar party appointee who supervised the military command and personnel] of the construction battalion gets deployed regardless of his specialty—Abwehr was appointed to the SBU of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea [AR Crimea].
“Abwehr” was no serviceman, according to his comrades. They called him an adventurer–in the negative sense of the word. Instead of fulfilling his immediate responsibilities, he went into a car business and fraudulent financial schemes that he tried to drag his service colleagues into. As a result, Zdryliuk had to say ‘goodbye’ to the SBU—they dismissed him from the special services for fraud.
For some time after [his] dismissal, he attempted to dabble in business, however, after realizing the futility of such attempts, he returned to civil service—this time to the Tax Service. Zdryliuk didn’t stay with the tax people for long— he got dismissed for corruption. Another attempt at starting his own business ended up in “zilch.” Abwehr, not willing to pay his debts, is in hiding from the creditors.
A black phase in the life of the future terrorist begins. To make ends meet, he agrees to any “dirty” work. In those rare moments when the “weight of dough” pleasantly weighs downZdryliuk’s pocket, he lives the high life. He gets addicted to cards, and loses regularly. He compensates for his addictions with misfortunes in love—by spending the rest of his money on prostitutes and lovers. His father-in-law, a Russian general, finally becomes exasperated with the immoral lifestyle of his “talented” son-in-law. In one of the versions [of the story], he hims elf locked the “lover of ‘dirty’ work” into the Russian intelligence services.
The unscrupulous comrade gets educated in terror methodology. And, admittedly, Zdryliuk makes perfect “expendable material,” which, if anything, no one will feel the least bit sorry for… The traitor gets into character and chooses the callsign “Abwehr,” clearly associating his activity with real, not invented by Russian propaganda, fascism. Let us remind you of the meaning of this alias. Abwehr (from German, Abwehr—defense, fight off, from Auslandnachrichten-und Abwehramt) was the agency of military intelligence and counterintelligence in Germany in 1919 to 1944, as part of the High Command of the Wehrmacht. Abwehr was used from 1920 to 1944 to name all service authorities and units of the Reichswehr, and later, the Wehrmacht, which was intended for conducting counterintelligence, espionage, and subversive acts. Unfortunately, we and you are observing the further degradation of this traitor in real time. But something tells us that this story will end in the near future with the big fat period.
By Bravo Section, Information Resistance
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine