In the course of special operations, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Military Counter-Intelligence detected and stopped espionage activities of a servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The officer had gathered secret information on the military of the Air Forces of Ukraine involved in the ATO, and intended to pass the information to the Federal Security Service (FSB) of the Russian Federation. The SBU detained the criminal and prevented the transfer of sensitive information to foreign intelligence services.
The detainee is a Senior Lieutenant of the Air Forces of Ukraine (1983 YOB). He collected data which is used during flights of aircraft of the Air Forces of Ukraine including passwords, call signs, flight routes, radio frequencies of combat aircrafts, etc. He intended to sell this information.
The criminal was looking for an opportunity to pass this information to Russian Secret Services. He knew that this information would be used by the curators of terrorists in the Luhansk and Donetsk Oblasts to coordinate attacks against the Ukrainian Air Forces.
He collected materials, which could be of interest to the “buyers”, saved them to flash media, and prepared an `acknowledgement of consent for cooperation’ for the FSB. This evidence of his criminal activity were seized by the SBU during his detention in Zaporizhia when he tried to pass the collected information to an FSB officer.
SBU has initiated criminal proceedings in terms of Article 111 (High Treason) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The same day the SBU detained another citizen of Ukraine (1973 YOB). It was established that he came from Kharkiv to meet with that FSB officer to get assignments, instructions, and funds for subversive actions to destabilize the situation in the Zaporizhia Oblast.