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The SBU detained a Russian agent who was collecting data for shelling in the south of Odessa


The Security Service of Ukraine detained an agent of the Russian special services, who was collecting intelligence on the location and movement of units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and Teroborona, the functioning of reserve airfields and military training grounds in the south of the Odessa region.

In his “reports” he:

  • provided exact coordinates of defense objects on the map;
  • described in detail the condition of the object, the material from which it was built, its purpose and use by the military, and the surrounding territory;
  • informed about the number of personnel and military equipment at the facilities and their movement;
  • indicated the number of equipped fortifications.

The occupiers later used this information to plan the “work” of sabotage groups, mass, and targeted rocket attacks.

According to the investigation, the traitor was a local resident, an employee of one of the state medical institutions. He did not hide his pro-Russian views, openly expressing himself in closed Telegram channels controlled by Russian special services.

The man received an offer to cooperate with the occupiers after he initiated contact through the messenger of his own phone with representatives of the special services of the aggressor country.

The attacker transmitted the collected information through closed communication channels to a curator from the Russian special services, who coordinated his subversive activities.

The communication with the curator complies with the conspiracy, because the adjuster himself, according to him, avoided “trouble in the state institution.”

SBU investigators have notified the agent of suspicion under Part 2 of Art. 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (treason committed under martial law) and a preventive measure in the form of detention was chosen.

Investigative actions are ongoing to establish the circumstances and identify and bring to justice all persons involved in the offense.

Investigations were carried out by the staff of the SBU Office in Odessa region together with the Main Office of the SBU in the Donetsk and Luhansk region under the procedural guidance of the Odessa region Prosecutor’s Office.