SSU detains traitor who helped ruscists prepare new offensive in Kharkiv region

As a result of a special operation in Kharkiv, the SSU detained another agent of russia’s FSB. He was collecting information on the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine involved in the city’s defence.

The aggressor needed this information to plan a new offensive on the oblast.

To carry out the enemy’s assignment, the agent walked around the city, trying to find locations of Ukrainian defenders.

If he found the locations he thought were ‘right’, he covertly photographed them and marked the coordinates on Google maps to prepare a ‘report’ for the FSB.

The SSU identified the enemy asset at an early stage and detained him ‘red-handed’ when he was taking pictures of a military facility. This prevented the intelligence from being passed to the occupiers.

Action was taken to protect the AFU positions from russian missile and bomb attacks.

A mobile phone with evidence of reconnaissance and sabotage against Ukraine was seized from the suspect.

According to the investigation, the enemy accomplice is an 18-year-old Kharkiv resident, recruited remotely by a serving officer of the FSB office in Belgorod region, whom the SSU has already identified.

The young man came to the attention of the ruscists as an active user of russian Telegram channels looking for quick money.

Further communication between them was carried out through an anonymous chat in a popular messenger app.

The traitor was promised money, which was to be transferred to his bank cards.

SSU investigators have served the detainee a notice 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 by the SSU Kharkiv Office under the procedural supervision of the regional Prosecutor’s Office.