The Minister of the Interior of Serbia, Aleksandar Vulin, during a recent visit to Moscow, talked with the Secretary for National Security of Russia, Mykola Patrushev, about the fugitive Ukrainian intelligence agent, Andriy Naumov, who is currently in custody in Serbia.

He is expected to be transferred to Moscow to testify in an organized trial that would take place in Russia against Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

This knowledge has been confirmed for the daily

by sources close to the Russian opposition, while it has also been reported by several Russian media, including Insider.

Andriy Naumov was the head of the Internal Security Directorate of the SBU in Ukraine and left the country shortly before the Russian invasion.

He was arrested in Serbia on June 7 and is currently in custody in Nis.

He is being tried in Ukraine under the suspicion of high treason and at the same time Russia is also interested in him, which plans to use him in the process that would take place in that country against Zelensky.

Accordingly, Moscow's concern is that Naumov will be one of the main witnesses who will speak in court against the Ukrainian president in the part of the indictment that deals with war crimes committed against the Russian population in Ukraine.

In this work, Russia expects the help of Serbian Interior Minister Aleksandar Vulin, who visited Moscow last week and met with Nikolai Patrushev, the secretary of the National Security Council.

The topic of their conversation was the aforementioned Naumov and the possibility of Serbia transferring him to Russia, where he should receive asylum.

"After sending the fugitive former Ukrainian general suspected of treason, Interior Minister Vulin may be transferred to Moscow himself, given that he is awaiting appointment to the post of Serbian ambassador to Russia," writes the Russian Insider.

After his escape from Ukraine, Naumov lost his rank of general, as Zelensky promoted him on March 31, 2022 "for anti-heroism".

Given that he was the head of the Main Department of Internal Security of the SBU and that he had previously been the head of the state enterprise "Center for Organizational-Technical and Informational Support for the Management of the Exclusion Zone", located in Chernobyl, Naumov had the opportunity to collect data on the security systems of nuclear power plants, which are a state secret.

In the official response of the State Investigative Bureau of Ukraine to press inquiries about Naumov, it is said that it is conducting a "pre-criminal investigation into the fact of the possible betrayal of a citizen of Ukraine, in the position of the head of the state enterprise that ensures the functioning of the Chernobyl exclusion zone and then to a high position in the Security Service of Ukraine".

Representatives of the Ukrainian services believe that it was Andrey Naumov, who was able to pass confidential information to the Russian special services, which later enabled the Russian military to quickly capture the territory of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

The prison sentence for high treason under Ukrainian law is 12 to 15 years, with or without confiscation of property.

Otherwise, Naumov was arrested on June 7 at the border point of Presevo, while he was trying to cross into North Macedonia.

With Naumov was the German citizen Alexander Akst, who was the driver of the car.

The reason for the arrest of the two foreigners is that a large amount of money, euros and US dollars, as well as two emeralds were found in the car.

In the meantime, Naumov was offered consular assistance by Ukraine, which he refused, and according to Russian media, he is willing to pay a large sum of money to receive guarantees of safety and freedom in Serbia, which accuses him of money laundering.