Security Service of Ukraine detains Russian spy in Kyiv

Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) detained a Russian special services agent in Kyiv who tried to obtain secret military documents and recruit a representative of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, reports the Press Center of SBU.

"A native and resident of Donetsk, from time to time visiting Kyiv, on instructions from Russian Special Services, intended to obtain information about personnel, provision, deployment, armament and movement along the line of demarcation for military units and formations of the Armed Forces and National Guard of Ukraine," the report says.

According to SBU, he was also interested in supplies of military weapons and equipment to Ukraine by NATO member countries, the conduct of the Ukrainian-American exercise "Sea Breeze 2017", and personal data on officer-instructors from the US Armed Forces who train Ukrainian soldiers.

To do this, the spy established a confidential relationship with a former officer of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. He offered a monetary reward to the officer for receipt of classified materials circulating in the General Staff of the Armed Forces and personal data on Ministry of Defense officials who have access to classified information.

The detainee was informed of suspicion under Art. 111 (high treason) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine; case files have been sent to court for the selection of security measures for his custody.

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