A 43-year-old man who was providing invading Russian forces with information on the movement and location of the Ukrainian military has been arrested, the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office reported on its Facebook page on Aug. 27.
According to the investigation, the suspect, a resident of the village of Slatine, Kharkiv Oblast, at his own initiative used a Telegram bot to contact the Russian military when his village of Slatino was occupied by the invaders.
“From March to August this year, the man took screenshots of maps of the area, on which he marked the location of the military and military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the territory of the city of Kharkiv and Kharkiv Oblast, and sent them to Russian representatives,” the prosecutors’ message says.
In particular, prosecutors found that on June 21, the spotter sent the enemy coordinates for the location of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the village of Bezruky, after which the Russian forces launched an attack there.
The activities of the man were exposed when he moved to Kharkiv in an attempt to move as far away from the front line as possible.