Russia's secret agents in Ukraine: Ukraine's security service detains suspected Russian spy

14:52 Oct. 10, 2016

Ukraine's security service detains suspected Russian spy

Ukraine's security service detains suspected Russian spy (Photo source: ssu.gov.ua)

Russian authorities do not comment on the incident

A suspected agent of Russian military intelligence was caught red-handed in Ukraine's western city of Rivne, Ukraine's State Security Service (SBU) reported on October 9.

According to the SBU, the man was seeking to obtain classified military information about Ukrainian Armed Forces as well as to recruit a senior Ukrainian army officer by offering him Russian citizenship and financial reward.

Neither the alleged spy nor his attempted recruit were named.

The detainee is a Ukrainian citizen, who resides in Russia, according to the SBU.

The SBU claimed it was given a tip-off about the agent by the officer whom he tried to turn to the Russian side.

The alleged agent was detained while being handed a flash drive containing what he believed was classified data.

The arrest came just a day after Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko was charged with espionage in Russia.

comments powered by Disqus

RELATED NEWS

Crime12:01 Dec. 28, 2016
Montenegro issues arrest warrant for Russians, Serbs involved in coup plot
Crime15:42 Dec. 27, 2016
More than 600 foreign vessels spotted in Crimea bays
Crime09:58 Dec. 27, 2016
Two Ukraine soldiers captured by militants
Crime12:46 Dec. 25, 2016
Second day of "new ceasefire": 39 attacks in 24 hours
Crime16:11 Dec. 24, 2016
Army takes control of frontline village, stopping contraband flow
Ukraine Today WEEKLY DIGEST
Subscribe to receive regular email updates about Ukraine and Eastern Europe
vk154998