SBU detains enemy informant who guided in Shahed drone attacks on Odesa

13 April, 03:55 PM
SBU detains enemy informant in Odesa (Photo:SBU)

SBU detains enemy informant in Odesa (Photo:SBU)

Ukraine’s SBU security service has detained an enemy informant who was fine-tuning Shahed drone attacks in Odesa, the SBU’s press service reported on Telegram on April 13.

He was allegedly providing the Russians with information on the location of the Defense Forces units and strategic defense facilities in the southern Ukrainian city.

"It was his coordinates that the occupiers used to carry out one of the strikes with Iranian Shahed drones in Odesa," the SBU said.

The collaborator was a radio mechanic at one of Odesa's military-industrial plants.

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He passed along the illicit information about the location of defense units and the location of their weapons to a Telegram group comprised of mostly Russians.

Photo: SBU
Photo: SBU

He also "leaked" data on the fulfillment of defense orders by the enterprise.

After the Russian attacks, he recorded the results of the strikes and informed the group about them, describing in detail the extent of damage to the targeted facilities.

"The enemy could have used this data to carry out repeated attacks, and prepare new strikes with kamikaze drones on the Ukrainian city," the SBU said.

The SBU charged the enemy informant with unauthorized dissemination of information on the sending, movement of weapons, armaments, and ammunition to Ukraine; movement or deployment of the Armed Forces, or other military formations formed in accordance with the laws of Ukraine (Article 114-2 of the Ukrainian Criminal Code).

He will remain in custody until trial. The investigation is ongoing.

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