Ukraine detains former security officer who allegedly helped Russia set up FSB analogue in Kherson

7 December 2022, 04:26 PM
The police detained the man (Photo:Office of the Prosecutor General)

The police detained the man (Photo:Office of the Prosecutor General)

A man who helped the occupiers create an analogue of the Russian FSB in Kherson has been detained in the now-liberated city, the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office reported on Telegram on Dec. 7.

The suspect, a former employee of Ukraine’s secret services who had the relevant experience, is charged with helping to create an illegal law enforcement agency in the occupied territory.

The sham institution was supposed to perform functions and tasks similar to Russia’s FSB security service, the report said.

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According to the investigation, the man passed information about former and current law enforcement officers remaining in the occupation zone to the Russian FSB.

“The detainee also personally encouraged former colleagues, often using psychological pressure, to join the illegal ‘law enforcement’ agency,” the report says.

Currently, the detainee has been notified of the charges against him. He has been charged with aiding the aggressor state, under Part 1 of Article 111−2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The man has been remanded in custody.

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported on the complete withdrawal of its troops from Kherson on Nov. 11.

Russia was forced to retreat from the city and the part of the oblast on the right bank of the Dnipro in order to preserve the remnants of its military units as Ukrainian forces carried out a counter-offensive in the south of the country.

On the same day, the first units of the Ukrainian army entered the city and were met by a joyful crowd of local residents.

After the loss of Kherson, the Kremlin regime declared readiness for peace negotiations “without preconditions.”

Ukrainian Foreign Ministry in turn replied that for this, the Russian Federation must fulfill a number of requirements, first of which would be to withdraw all of its troops from the whole of Ukraine.

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