In Kyiv, officers of the Security Service of Ukraine detained a deserter, chief of communications – commander of the howitzer self-propelled artillery division, the SBU press service reported in Facebook.
According to law enforcement officers, in 2015, he voluntarily left the military unit in the Donetsk region and went to the territory of the annexed Crimea, where he tried to obtain a temporary asylum. In addition, according to the SBU, he was in contact with FSB officers and handed over the information about Ukrainian Ant-Terrorist Operation forces.
He arrived in Kyiv in secret in November to solve personal issues, and was detained before returning to occupied Crimea.
"Now the lieutenant is taken to the military law enforcement service for further convoy into the Military Prosecutor's Office of the Donetsk Garrison and will be elected a preventive measure in the form of detention," the press service said.
As it was reported earlier Security Service of Ukraine deported eight citizens of Georgia. The SBU made the decision based on the information submitted by the Migration Service and National Police. They didn't specify who the deported were, but there is a reason to believe the people are associates of Mikheil Saakashvili.