Ukraine’s SBU detains Russian agent guiding missile strikes at civilian infrastructure

23 December 2022, 01:05 PM
The detainee faces up to 12 years in prison (Photo:SBU)

The detainee faces up to 12 years in prison (Photo:SBU)

Counterintelligence officers of Ukraine’s SBU security service have detained a Russian agent in the liberated territory of Donetsk Oblast who, among other things, helped target missile strikes on civilian infrastructure, the SBU reported on Dec. 23.

The SBU said that the agent had collected intelligence on the location of firing positions and routes of movement of the Armed Forces in the region.

In addition, he reported the coordinates of critical infrastructure facilities and social institutions on the territory of the town of Lyman to the enemy. It was under his guidance that a school and a regional hospital were destroyed there, the SBU said.

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“The invaders used the information they received to prepare and launch massive missile attacks on the Ukrainian town,” the SBU reported.

“After the enemy attack, he went out to the area to take photos and videos of the damaged buildings and send a ‘report’ to his Russian supervisors.”

The detainee turned out to be a local resident who was recruited by a representative of the Russian special services in April this year to carry out subversive activities in the region.

The perpetrator was charged under Part 3 of Art. 114−2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine – illegally sharing information about the movements of the Armed Forces during wartime. The article allows for imprisonment from eight to 12 years.

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