SBU detains Russian agent ‘who targeted kamikaze drone strikes’ in Odesa

27 September 2022, 05:41 PM
SBU detains a Russian agent (

SBU detains a Russian agent (

Ukraine’s SBU security service has detained a Russian agent in Odesa Oblast who spied on Ukrainian military locations and movements in the south of the region, the agency’s press service said on Sept. 27.

According to the SBU, the Russian agent collected information about the locations of the Ukrainian army units, law enforcement and law enforcement agencies, as well as numbers of personnel and military vehicles.

In addition, the agent established the exact coordinates of roadblocks and critical infrastructure, especially those of heat and power supply facilities.

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“The enemy... used the intelligence to prepare sabotage and carry out air strikes, including with cruise missiles and kamikaze drones,” the agency’s press service said.

According to the investigation, the traitor is a resident of the city of Reni, who was recruited by the special services of the aggressor-country of Russia after the start of a full-scale invasion. The agent was noticed by the Russian special services because of his pro-Kremlin views, which he aired openly.

The SBU added that in order to carry out espionage tasks, the Russian agent secretly monitored the movement of units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the National Guard by taking pictures.

The information was transmitted to the invaders via Telegram as a report with notes, and an electronic map with a detailed description of his observations.

The detainee was found to have a mobile phone with evidence that he was in communication with a Russian supervisor.

The SBU investigators said the detainee is suspected of violating Part 2 of Art. 111 (high treason committed under martial law) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The suspect will be detained without bail before trial.

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