SBU announced the detention of a Russian agent in Kiev, who had come from Crimea to prepare sabotage

“Under the guise of visiting relatives, he was in ‘sleep mode’ for some time and when ordered to act, he was detained by the SBU. The attacker was carrying out the duties of the Russian intelligence service to collect intelligence on the locations and routes of movement of the armed forces in the capital region,” the report said.

According to the investigation, the enemy accomplice turned out to be a former employee of the disbanded police, who, after being fired from the Ministry of Internal Affairs in 2014, remained in Sevastopol.

“After the conquest of the peninsula, the attacker switched to the side of the invaders, for which he was assigned by them to the local “Russian Police Department” created by the occupiers,” the report said.

“It was determined that the enemy agent had undergone operational and combat training in the training centers of the Russian special services and was awaiting further transfer to the territory controlled by the Ukrainian authorities. It was just such an order that he received from the aggressor almost a month before the start of a large-scale invasion. To perform hostile tasks, the traitor tried to form an extensive network of informants. For this he used his connections among former law enforcement officers and representatives of criminal circles. However, he failed to realize his criminal intentions. The SBU agents caught him in a timely manner, documented his illegal actions and detained him as a result of a multi-stage special operation,” the report said.

During the search, the police found:

▪️ domestic passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation and a Russian passport for travel abroad;
▪️ mobile phone with evidence of secret correspondence from the FSB through an anonymous telegram channel;
▪️ materials confirming the passage of the “special course” on the territory of the temporarily occupied Crimea.

Investigators of the security service informed the attacker about the suspicion based on part 1 of art. 111 (high treason) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The court opted for a form of restraint in the form of detention.


On February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” in occupied Donbas. Russia launched missile attacks on the territory of Ukraine and launched a direct large-scale four-way invasion. The armed forces of Ukraine repel the enemy, the blitzkrieg plan – to capture Kiev in two or three days – failed, the Russian army retreated from the capital. The Russian military is committing thousands of war crimes and crimes against humanity across Ukraine.

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By Peter Kavinsky

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