The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) announced the exposé of Oleksiy Semenyak, an agent of the Ukrainian special services. The citizen of Ukraine allegedly provided "advisory assistance" to the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU). RIA-News reported citing the FSB.
"The work of Oleksiy Semenyak, a citizen of Ukraine, was coordinated by foreign counterintelligence officers: senior lieutenant Timur Gasymov, senior lieutenant of the Department of Counterintelligence Protection of the State's Interests in the Sphere of Information Security, and Lieutenant Colonel Ihor Chernyak, Deputy Chief of the Department," the statement says.
Russian security forces confiscated electronic devices from the man with alleged messages from SSU officers, who offered to assist him in resolving workplace issues.
"During the interrogation, the man confirmed that he had talked for a long time with representatives of the national security service," the FSB said.
Semenyak was barred from entering Russia for 25 years. On June 3, the man left Russia.
As it was reported on March 16, Russia's Federal Security Service FSB said it had detained a Russian man in Crimea who was gathering information for Ukrainian security services. According to the FSB, a citizen of the Russian Federation took photos and videos of the area, of critical infrastructure and places of mass stay of people on the territory of the annexed Republic of Crimea.