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SBU exposes ex-officer of Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs, who acted in favour of Russian special services

The SBU counter-intelligence officers exposed an ex-officer of Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs, who collected intelligence to the detriment of our country's security on assignment of Russia’s FSB. 

Operatives of Ukrainian special service established that a resident of Zaporizzhya, an ex-officer of Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs, was recruited by a Russian FSB official while being on the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea.

On assignment of a “curator”, the recruited agent, using his personal connections, collected intelligence about socio-political and socio-economic situation in Zaporizzhya. He transmitted the received data to a representative of the foreign special service during his trips to the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea. The pretext for the trips was resolving of so-called family issues.

The SBU officers recorded facts of illegal activity of the person involved in the proceedings.

During the authorized investigations law-enforcers found in the criminals’ residence material evidence, proving illegal activity. In the framework of criminal proceeding initiated under Part 1 Article 111 (High Treason), investigative and operative actions are under way.

It is worth noting that previously SBU counter-intelligence officers had also detained an ex-officer of Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs accused of activities to the detriment of our country's security on assignment of Russia’s FSB.

The SBU warns that any citizen of Ukraine may fall into the sight of the special services of the aggressor country.

SBU reminds that in accordance with the provisions of the Part 2 Article 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, citizens of Ukraine are released from criminal liability if they did not commit any acts requested by a foreign state, foreign organization or their representatives and voluntarily reported on links with them and the received task.

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