Ukraine’s SBU captures two Russian agents ‘hunting’ for numbers of Javelin launchers
The attackers were recruited by the FSB as the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation began (Photo:SBU)
Two Russian agents who were collecting intelligence about Ukrainian army units in the Bakhmut area have been detained in the frontline regions of eastern Ukraine, Ukraine’s SBU security service reported on Facebook on Oct. 19.
The agents’ tasks included, among other things, identifying army positions and the numbers of Javelin anti-tank missile systems they had.
In addition, the agents collected information about the deployment of Ukrainian military and monitored their movements, as well as being engaged in other reconnaissance and subversive activities near the front line.
According to the SBU, Russia’s FSB security service recruited the agents at the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Subsequently, the agents were in contact with the FSB through supervisors from the sham “Donetsk People’s Republic” terrorist organization.
“The aggressor used the information obtained to prepare missile and artillery strikes on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” the SBU stressed.
“Currently, both detainees have been served with charge papers. The court chose a preventive measure in the form of detention for them.”
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