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Ex-employee of National Security and Defense Council detained for treason

Source : 112 Ukraine

The official had been transferred to foreign secret services confidential information for a long time
15:07, 7 June 2021

Ukraine's Security Service

Counterintelligence of the Security Service of Ukraine has exposed a former National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) official who was recruited by a foreign intelligence service. The Security Service of Ukraine has established that the B category official has been collecting and transmitting information to curators for a long time, including confidential, as the agency's press service reports.

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"According to the counterintelligence of the Security Service of Ukraine, investigators reported the suspicion under Part 1 of Article 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine to a former official with a permit under Form 2 of the Presidential Administration and the National Security and Defense Council," the statement said.

The operativists of the special services established that the official of the B category collected and transferred to curators the information, including confidential, for a long time. Customers were interested in data on the details of the functioning of public authorities of Ukraine.

The pre-trial investigation confirmed the facts of ex-official intelligence and subversive work against our state.

On June 1, 2021, the court chose a measure of restraint for the suspect in the form of 24-hour house arrest.

The former official faces up to 12 to 15 years in prison.

Related: SBU counter-intelligence busts, detains "DNR" agent in Donetsk region

As it was reported earlier, Russian serviceman Tetiana Kuzmenko was sentenced to eight years in prison with a two-year suspension on charges of treason.

The case concerns the activities of an agent group, which was suppressed by the Russian counterintelligence in mid-April 2020. The Russian FSB claimed that the supervisor of the spy network was the head of the Ukrainian military intelligence unit stationed in Kherson, Colonel Oleg Akhmedov. The group consisted of a serviceman of the Russian Armed Forces, suspected of issuing state secret information entrusted to her in service to representatives of the Ukrainian military intelligence in 2017-2018, and a citizen of Ukraine suspected of espionage activities on behalf of the Ukrainian special service.

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