SBU detains Russian agent recruited to adjust targeting of strikes on infrastructure in western Ukraine

30 January, 06:08 PM
The perpetrator was arrested at the scene of the crime (Photo:СБУ)

The perpetrator was arrested at the scene of the crime (Photo:СБУ)

A Russian agent detained in Ternopil Oblast was supposed to collect intelligence on critical infrastructure facilities and details of their operations in the western regions of the country, Ukraine’s SBU security service said in a post on Facebook on Jan. 30

The traitor, recruited by the Russian Federation after the start of the full-scale invasion, was mainly interested in the locations and technical characteristics of local power stations.

“He planned to hand over the acquired information to the enemy in order to prepare and carry out a series of targeted missile strikes,” the SBU said in its post.

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“However, SBU officers foiled these plans — they exposed the infiltrator in a timely manner, documented his criminal actions, and detained him while he was trying to transfer the intelligence from his smartphone to the occupiers,” the SBU said.

In accordance with Part 2 of Art. 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (treason committed under martial law), the suspected traitor faces 15 years or life in prison if found guilty.

Photo: СБУ

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