Two agents who collaborated with FSB in Kyiv and Zaporizhzhya exposed by SBU

24 March, 05:25 PM
Detention of Russian agents by SBU officers (Photo:СБУ)

Detention of Russian agents by SBU officers (Photo:СБУ)

Two Russian agents who were engaged in reconnaissance and subversive activities in Kyiv Oblast and Zaporizhzhya were detained by Ukraine’s SBU security service on March 24, the SBU press service reported on Facebook on March 24.

The SBU noted that the agents were recruited at the beginning of February 2023 by an employee of the FSB department in the Altai Territory. One of the traitors turned out to be the design engineer of the Motor Sich plant.

Both Russian agents surveyed the locations of Ukrainian military facilities and law enforcement agencies.

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The security forces apprehended the Motor Sich design engineer while he was taking photos of the military hospital and prosecutor’s office, specifically geo-tagging them.

Another traitor was detained in Kyiv Oblast after photographing of one of the buildings belonging to the State Emergency Service.

Both defendants were informed of their suspicion under Article 111, Part 2 (treason) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The court ordered their detention as a preventive measure.

On Oct. 22, it was revealed that the SBU had arrested Vyacheslav Bohuslayev, former MP from the recently outlawed Party of Regions and honorary president of Motor Sich plant, as part of an investigation into the company’s illegal supply of military goods for Russian attack aircraft.

The Shevchenkivskyy District Court of Kyiv ordered Bohuslayev to be placed in custody on Oct. 24. According to the Skhemy investigative news project run by RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service, Bohuslayev has had Russian citizenship since 2000, and an apartment in Moscow since 2002.

The SBU seized property belonging to Bohuslayev worth almost UAH 1 billion ($27 million) on Nov. 4.

Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal declared on Nov. 7 that Motor Sich, along with several other strategic enterprises, would operate 24/7 to enhance Ukraine’s defense capabilities.

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