Ukraine-Russia conflict: Informer of Russian intelligence detained in conflict zone - SBU

10:47 Oct. 15, 2016

Informer of Russian intelligence detained in conflict zone - SBU

Photo of the alleged informer of the intelligence office of Russian Defense Ministry (photo by: ssu.gov.ua)

Man, apparently local, was recruited last August, SBU says

The counterintelligence office of Ukraine SBU security service has detained a man in Yasynuvata, Donetsk region, who was allegedly working for Russia's intel. This is according to the official website of the SBU.

Read also: SBU detains militant, ‘highly decorated for killing Ukrainians'

The suspect was recruited last August by his associates, members of a Donetsk militant group.

During the next two months he was informing his curators about the dispositions of Ukrainian soldiers in the area near the contact line.

Read also: Russian soldier surrenders to Ukrainian Army in Donbas – Intel

SBU claims, he also assisted militant artillery operators in targeting the government forces.

If found guilty, the detained could be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison. 

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