Ukraine sentences agent for Russian FSB to nine years in prison

1 September, 01:48 PM
Imprisoned FSB agent (Photo:SBU)

Imprisoned FSB agent (Photo:SBU)

A Ukrainian court has sentenced a Russian agent who collected information about the location and movement of Ukrainian army units in eastern Ukraine, as well as correcting a missile attack on the Kramatorsk airfield, to nine years in prison, Ukraine’s SBU security service reported on Sept. 1.

The SBU agents detained the perpetrator in Donetsk Oblast in late May. No information about the identity or nationality of the agent was given.

However, the identity of the agent’s Russian “supervisor” was established during the pretrial investigation – the supervisor turned out to be Alexey Shingirev, a staff member of the Russian FSB’s 9th department of the 5th service.

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On Shingirev’s orders, the agent found out information about the positions of command posts and logistics warehouses of Ukrainian troops, and carried out covert surveillance of the objects.

The invaders used the information received to carry out missile attacks on the infrastructure facilities of the Kramatorsk airfield.

The perpetrator used one a messenger service to transmit intelligence. He posted the collected information in closed groups specially created by FSB representatives, such as Kanal dlia svoikh, Na kryle, lnr14, as well as in private chats.

The court found the agent guilty under Part 3 of Art. 114−2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

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