Security Service of Ukraine Detains Employee Spying for Russia

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Security Service of Ukraine Detains Employee Spying for Russia
Ukrainian citizen spying for Russia arrested in April will spend the next 12 years in jail @SBU

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has arrested one of its own employees in Kharkiv suspecting him of spying for Russia.

In a statement, the agency said that the ‘traitor’ joined shortly after the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion. The man was a former official of Kharkiv City Council and was later recruited by Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB). The man was guaranteed security for the ‘mole’ and his family if Russia captures the region in return for his services.

The agent collected intelligence to Russian special services through secure communication channels. He also passed on data on plans and activity of Ukrainian Armed Forces, law enforcement and special services.

Russia used this information to redeploy their troops protecting them from artillery strikes of Ukrainian units. This data to also utilized to plan sabotage, massive artillery and targeted missile attacks on strategic facilities in the city.

The ‘traitor’ was caught red handed after he asked the Russians to carry out a strike on a facility where SBU personnel were present.

Russian spy arrested in April sentenced to 12 years in prison

Petropavlovsk District Court of the Dnipropetrovsk Region has sentenced a Ukrainian man to 12 years in prison for helping Russia capture Lysychansk, Luhansk Oblast. He was arrested in April this year.

FSB got in touch with the man while he was serving a sentence for an unknown offense on Russian territory. He was dropped in Ukraine soon after the invasion, SBU posted on its official Telegram account.

The informant collected and passed on information about the location of firing positions of units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, border guards and the National Guard in Lysychansk. In addition, he adjusted enemy artillery fire on the city. The man received a monetary reward from the Russian special services in return.

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