Ganna Prikhodko (center), her friend Lyolya and Mykhailo Syrota (right), members of the NKVD operations intelligence group in Shostka. Photo 1930s.
Mykhailo worked in NKVD bodies until 1938. During the occupation, was chief of the Shostka police. Ganna played the role of his wife. In early January 1942, the activities of the group were exposed and on February 2, the Nazis executed both Mykhailo Syrota and Ganna Prikhodko.
Militia Sergeant I.S. Babich, was left in the occupied territory as part of the NKVD operations intelligence group. Further fate unknown.
I.M. Zelensky, unit commander. Was left in the occupied territory as part of the NKVD operations intelligence group. Further fate unknown.
Vasyl Shelestunov, Shostka underground fighter. 1940. Before the war, worked at Shostka Film Factory No. 6. Was shot by the occupants in July 1942 for underground activities.
Oksana Petrenko, a member of the NKVD intelligence-task force. Photo 1932
Worked at Shostka Capsule Plant No. 53. In December 1941, hid Mykhailo Naumov and helped him connect with the guerrillas because Oksana’s brother, Sergei, was married to his sister, Nadiya Naumova.
Militia Sergeant I.A. Nerush, chief of the criminal investigation department of the Shostka district of the NKVD before the war. 1941. Was left in occupied territory as part of the NKVD operations intelligence group. Further fate unknown.
Shostka underground: Ivan Botkov, Grigory Kovtun, Konstantin Laguta, Boris Pozharsky. Photo 1941
The underground group was organized on its own initiative. Their activities were exposed by the German special services. In the spring of 1942, all four were shot.