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Lviv region: SBU CI Department uncovers the agent of Russian special services

SBU CI Department officers uncovered in Lviv region a local resident, who was performing intelligence tasks for the Russian special services.

SBU operatives established that a military pensioner, the head of a public organization, was recruited by Russian special services in 2014. By the order of Russian curators, he collected intelligence on political and public figures, units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, special and law enforcement agencies, foreign military instructors in the western region of the country.

SBU officers documented that the man had passed the collected data to Russian intelligence officer who "worked" under the diplomatic cover of Russia’s Consulate General in Lviv.

The offender was served a notice of suspicion under Part 1 Art. 111 (High Treason) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The case materials are referred to court.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine declared diplomat-spy persona non grata for activities incompatible with the status of consular official. He has already left the territory of Ukraine.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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