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The SSU detained a Russian agent in Odessa who was "in touch" with the Wagner PMC

13 Dec, 2022
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The SSU detained a Russian agent in Odessa who was "in touch" with the Wagner PMC

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The security service detained another agent of the special services of the Russian Federation as a result of counter-subversive measures in the south of Ukraine.

Electronic maps with the "targets" of enemy airstrikes on the Black Sea coast of Ukraine were found on his phone.

The attacker's contacts with the headquarters of the Russian private military company "Wagner" and the Moscow riot police (a special Russian Guard unit that takes an active part in the war against Ukraine) were also exposed.

It was established that an enemy was gathering information about the combat positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the territory of Odessa.

First of all, he was interested in the places of deployment and features of camouflage of Ukrainian coastal defense units.

In addition, he tried to establish the estimated number of personnel, weapons, and military equipment involved in the protection of the coastal zone of the regional center.

The aggressor needed intelligence information to plan, prepare and carry out targeted missile strikes on the city infrastructure.

However, the SSU thwarted the plans of the occupiers. The Ukrainian special service employees timely exposed the enemy agent, documented his criminal actions, and detained him while trying to transfer classified information to the Russian Federation.

According to the investigation, the traitor turned out to be a local resident who was recruited by the special services of the Russian Federation after the start of the full-scale invasion.

He came to the attention of the occupiers due to his destructive activity in social networks, where he called for support for armed aggression against Ukraine and justified the war crimes of the Russians.

To collect data, the agent personally went to the "location", covertly observed Ukrainian objects, and took photos.

The received data was sent to the enemy in the form of labels on electronic maps with a detailed description of the surrounding territory.

The court chose a preventive measure in the form of detention.


The Odessa Journal

The Odessa Journal

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