The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) exposed a senior expert adviser from its central departments that had been cooperating with the Russian special services, as reported on the SBU website.
"The SBU operatives found that the Lieutenant Colonel had been handing over the classified information to the representatives of the aggressor country. He also assisted the Russian special services in conducting espionage and subversive activities to the detriment of the national security of Ukraine," the statement says.
Laptops and tablets containing evidence of the correspondence and the information transfer to the Russian special services were found during searches of the defendant’s places of permanent and temporary residence. A TT handgun, two F-1 grenades, and over 700 cartridges of various calibers were also confiscated.
Urgent investigations are underway.
A former employee of the SBU in the Kherson region got five years in jail for collaborating with the Federal Security Service (FSB) of the Russian Federation.
Earlier, SBU counter-intelligence detained a Russian spy working in the Ukrainian government. It was the Deputy Head of the Ukrainian Prime Minister’s protocol service, Stanislav Yezhov. Previously, he had worked at the Ukrainian Embassy in the United States, as well as in the Presidential Administration.