The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) detained another FSB agent in Kyiv. He was preparing new air attacks of the Russian Federation on the capital’s critical infrastructure objects.

The offender is a contract serviceman of one of the National Guard military units who was remotely recruited by the Russian Special Service in January of this year.

To involve the serviceman in secret cooperation, the FSB used its resident (an intelligence group head). He turned out to be a former serviceman of the National Guard who resigned due to his health condition and left for a European country. There he started working for the FSB.

While outside Ukraine, the resident gave instructions to his agent in Kyiv. In particular, he asked for geolocations of combined heat and power plants in the capital to be collected.

The enemy was also interested in information on the technical condition of energy facilities and the level of their protection by the defence forces units.

The Russian agent sent all the received information to the resident via messenger in the form of photos with a description of the security system.

For each completed task, both offenders received $100-1,000 from their FSB “curator.” The sum depended on the complexity of the “work” performed and the importance of the information obtained.

It is known that the occupiers needed intelligence data to prepare new airstrikes on Kyiv during the cold season.

SBU officers detained the Russian agent as a result of a multi-stage special operation while he was carrying out an enemy mission.

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During searches of his place of residence in Kyiv, computer equipment and a mobile phone with evidence of intelligence and subversive activities in favour of the Russian Federation were found.

So far, the SBU investigators served both offenders with notices of charges under Part 2 of Art. 28 and Part 2 of Art. 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (high treason committed in wartime by a prior conspiracy by a group of persons).

The detained FSB agent is in custody. The perpetrator faces life imprisonment.

Natalia Tolub

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