SBU detains member of banned pro-Kremlin party who worked for Russian military intelligence

31 January, 12:27 PM
The deputy worked for the GRU since October 2022 (Photo:SBU)

The deputy worked for the GRU since October 2022 (Photo:SBU)

An agent for Russian military intelligence was caught in the course of counter-subversive measures in the front-line areas of the Donbas, Ukraine’s SBU security service said in a report on Jan. 31.

The suspect turned out to be a member of the local council of the city of Siver from the outlawed pro-Russian Opposition Platform – For Life (OPZZh) party.

Since October 2022, he had been gathering intelligence for the enemy regarding the deployment of units of the Defense Forces on the territory of Bakhmut district.

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Furthermore, the perpetrator transmitted to the Russians the coordinates of local critical infrastructure facilities, including energy-generating enterprises, which the Russian Armed Forces used in high-precision missile strikes.

“After enemy shelling, the agent went to the area to record the consequences and prepare a report for the next wave of strikes,” the SBU report said.

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“SBU agents detained the traitor while trying to pass classified information to the aggressor,” it went on

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The suspect has been remanded in custody as a preventive measure.

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