The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) detained a Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) agent preparing a missile attack on Ukrainian Railways (UZ) objects of strategic importance in the western Khmelnytskyi Oblast, the SBU reported in its Sept. 6 press release.
The suspect was detained while attempting to install a GPS tracking device near a target previously identified by the FSB. The signal from this device would have been used by the Russians to adjust their missiles to target the object. He hoped to receive a financial reward from his FSB superior after the successful completion of the mission.
The detainee, a resident of the Ukrainian town of Slavuta, was recruited in the spring of 2023. He is currently in custody and faces possible life imprisonment under Part 2 of Article 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (treason committed during a state of war).
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