A Russian agent was detained in the Kiev Oblast by the Security Service of the SBU of Ukraine who was collecting intelligence on the Defense Forces and critical infrastructure in the region, the SBU reported on February 13.
The suspect tried to locate the location of the Armed Forces aviation and showed interest in the routes and frequency of flights of Ukrainian aircraft.
To gather information, the Russian agent rented an apartment near a local airfield for a few days.
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In addition, it examined the geolocation of the Armed Forces’ air defense systems and evaluated the precision of attacks on electrical installations.
SBU officers detained the suspect while conducting further reconnaissance near a power generation facility in kyiv.
According to the investigation, the Russian agent, an 18-year-old resident of kyiv, was recruited remotely several months ago by a Russian FSB officer.
The kyiv resident attracted the attention of the enemy special service due to his activity on pro-Kremlin Telegram channels, where he advocated for the Russian war against Ukraine.
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To carry out his “tasks”, the suspect received funds from the FSB, which were deposited into his bank account.
During searches of the detainee’s apartment, the SBU confiscated a mobile phone and a computer containing evidence of his correspondence with the Russian special services, as well as a bank card with FSB funds.
SBU investigators formally notified the suspect of suspicion of high treason committed under martial law.
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