Russian agent gets 14 years in jail for spying on Ukrainian positions in Kramatorsk

13 December 2022, 07:06 PM
A man who collected information about Ukrainian army positions in Kramatorsk (Photo:SBU)

A man who collected information about Ukrainian army positions in Kramatorsk (Photo:SBU)

A Russian agent who was collecting information about Ukrainian army positions in the town of Kramatorsk, Donetsk Oblast, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison, Ukraine’s SBU security service reported on Dec. 13.

The agent’s main tasks included the detection of combat positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the National Guard in the Kramatorsk area.

In addition, he transmitted the whereabouts and routes of movement of Ukrainian law enforcement officers in the region.

The agent was detained in May 2022. The officers seized his mobile phone, which he used to communicate with his Russian supervisors.

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According to the investigation, the convict is a resident of Kramatorsk, who was recruited by a Russian special services agent after the start of the full-scale invasion due to his pro-Kremlin views, which he had repeatedly expressed to others. The perpetrator talked about the “quick” capture of the Ukrainian town.

On the instructions of the Russian invaders, he travelled around the district center and recorded the movement of Ukrainian troops.

Later, the agent transmitted the information to his Russian supervisor in the form of geolocation tags on electronic maps.

For this, the attacker received money from Russia. The amount depended on the relevance and importance of intelligence.

Based on the evidence od proscutors, the court found the man guilty under Part 7 of Art. 111-1 (providing assistance to the aggressor state in conducting hostilities against the Armed Forces of Ukraine) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

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