Exposed Belarusian KGB agent sentenced to 10 years in prison, says SBU

21 February, 04:00 PM

The SBU "split" an employee of the Belarusian KGB (Photo:СБУ)

The SBU Security Service of Ukraine has exposed an employee of the Belarusian KGB secret service who fought on the side of the Russian Federation, the SBU press center reported on Telegram on Feb. 21.

Based on the evidence the SBU collected on the Belarusian KGB agent, who was recruited by the Redut private military company, a Ukrainian court sentenced him to 10 years of imprisonment on charges of being a mercenary, which is illegal under Ukrainian law.

According to the SBU’s investigation, the agent took active part in combat operations against the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kharkiv and Kramatorsk directions.

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Among his main tasks was the collection of intelligence on the samples of foreign weapons that are supplied to Ukraine by Western partners, the SBU said.

The KGB agent was also involved in planning the possible participation of Russian mercenary companies in a possible overthrow of the current regime of Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko.

Ukrainian defenders captured the agent during one of the battles in Donetsk Oblast last September. The detainee immediately tried to pass himself off as a “regular” militant, attempting to hide his affiliation with the Belarusian special services.

However, military counterintelligence officers of the SBU exposed the agent, the agency states.

The agent is a resident of Minsk Oblast, who in December 2020 was enrolled in the 2nd anti-terrorist department of the Belarusian KGB as a scout.

After the start of a full-scale invasion, he was tasked with carrying out reconnaissance and subversive activities against Ukraine.

According to his cover identity, he was supposed to act under the guise of a foreign mercenary, and to transmit collected intelligence information to Minsk through a liaison.

To do this, he arrived last summer at a training camp belonging to a Russian mercenary group, where he underwent operational and combat training under the leadership of staff members of the Russian special services. Then he was transferred to the invasion group on the eastern front.

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