Ukrainian authorities have detained a pro-Russian artillery spotter in Mykolayiv Oblast, who collected data on the movement of HIMARS artillery systems and Ukrainian military positions, the Prosecutor General's Office reported in Telegram on Aug. 24.
According to prosecutors, the individual suspected of espionage received instructions from a representative of the Russian security services to collect and send them data about the location of the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as well as their weapons and ammunition storehouses in Mykolaiv Oblast.
This data was used by the invaders to launch missile and artillery strikes.
The suspected collaborator is now charged with the unauthorized dissemination of information about the location of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, committed under martial law, with the aim of providing such information to a state that carries out armed aggression against Ukraine.
Earlier Mark Milley, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that the United States and its allies will transfer more than 20 HIMARS rocket launchers to Ukraine. As of Aug. 20, there were already 16 HIMARS in Ukraine.
Milli also said that the US has already trained 200 Ukrainian soldiers to work with the U.S. weapons system, and the training continues.
With the help of HIMARS, defenders of Ukraine have delivered targeted strikes on Russian control points, as well as enemy ammunition and fuel depots.