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The Counter-intelligence of the Security Service of Ukraine has foiled another attempt by the Russian Federation to hinder the Ukraine’s counteroffensive on the eastern front. The details about the following has been shared by the Security Service of Ukraine via their official social media handle.

The counter-intelligence of the Security Service foiled another attempt by the Russian Federation to hinder Ukraine’s counteroffensive on the eastern front.


As a result of a special operation in Donetsk region, a “de-canned” FSB informant was detained, who passed on information to the aggressor about the routes, number and specifications of the armed forces vehicles moving towards Kramatorsk.

According to the details shared by the SBU, “Columns of heavy and special equipment were in the zone of special attention of the figure. In particular, self-propelled artillery installations, trucks with ammunition and refueling vehicles, which are involved in the counteroffensive of the Defense Forces.”

In order to collect intelligence, the attacker took a “position” on the balcony of his own apartment. Through the window, he carried out covert photo and video recording of the movement of military columns.

He forwarded the recorded files and a text description with explanations to his “liaison”, who was in the temporarily occupied part of the Donetsk region. He turned out to be a representative of the “MDB DNR” under the control of the Russian special service.

Intelligence information was needed by the aggressor to plan combat operations aimed at slowing down the counteroffensive actions of Ukrainian troops.

Counterintelligence officers of the SBU detained an enemy informer “red handed” during his hidden video recording from the window of his own home.


A mobile phone was seized from the detainee, which he used to record Ukrainian objects and communicate with the FSB.

According to the investigation, the enemy accomplice turned out to be a 48-year-old resident of Dobropill, whom the Russian special service remotely engaged in cooperation back in 2018.

He came into the aggressor’s field of vision because of his destructive activity in one of the pro-Kremlin groups in Telegram.

After several “test” tasks, the occupiers put their informant in “waiting mode” until the start of a full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation.

On the basis of the received evidence, the investigators of the Security Service informed the defendant of the suspicion under Part 7 of Art. 111-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (providing assistance to the armed forces of the aggressor state in conducting hostilities against the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations).

He is currently in custody. An investigation is ongoing to establish all the circumstances of the crime. The perpetrator faces up to 15 years in prison.

The special operation was conducted under the procedural leadership of the Donetsk Regional Prosecutor’s Office.

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