SSU detains FSB agent preparing missile strikes on Rivne region

The SSU has prevented a series of missile and drone strikes by the aggressor on the military and critical infrastructure in Rivne oblast.

As a result of a special operation in Rivne, the SSU detained an agent of russia’s FSB who was preparing coordinates for the attack.

Driving his car around the city, he recorded possible locations of Ukraine’s Defence Forces on his mobile phone camera.

In this way, the perpetrator hoped to gather intelligence on potential targets, including military hospitals.

The SSU timely uncovered the agent and documented his actions.

This allowed to protect the Defence Forces and detain the suspect ‘red-handed’ when he was conducting reconnaissance near Ukrainian defenders.

A device was seized from his car, which the spy used to covertly film Ukrainian military facilities.

According to the investigation, the enemy accomplice is a native of the temporarily occupied Crimea. He had been living in Rivne for a long time and was engaged in international commercial cargo transportation.

Before the full-scale invasion, the man regularly visited Crimea, where his relatives remained. During one of these trips, he was recruited by an employee of the occupation ‘FSB office in Crimea and Sevastopol’.

After 24 February 2022, the handler remotely ‘activated’ her agent to conduct reconnaissance and sabotage activities against Ukraine.

In addition to being a spotter and guiding russian missiles at Rivne region, he also tracked the movement of military convoys with the AFU heavy equipment.

Based on the evidence, SSU investigators notified the detainee of suspicion under Article 111.2 of the CCU (high treason, committed under martial law).

The suspect is in custody and faces life imprisonment.

The operation was carried out under the procedural supervision of Rivne Region Prosecutor’s Office.