During 2020, the military counterintelligence of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) exposed three spies, 15 enemy agents, 40 members of the illegal armed formations and prevented a number of terrorist acts at the Joint Forces Operation zone as the SBU reported.
It is noted that the courts delivered 47 verdicts on SBU materials; four people convicted for state treason.
Besides, the SBU officers exposed 132 facts of illicit turnover of military means of destruction, including four arms caches; four man-portable air defense systems, 11 guided missiles, over 120 anti-tank grenade launchers, almost 3,000 grenades, over 540,000 shells, mines and cartridge for small arms were confiscated.
During 2020, the military counterintelligence exposed 73 attempts of foreigners to get sensitive information in defense sphere. 269 officials were prosecuted for violation of legislation on protection of stat secret. The SBU prevented the economic losses to the state of over 9 billion hryvnia ($322.595.370). Besides, the military counterintelligence of the SBU prevented the illegal dispossession of areas of total square of 26,000 hectares belonging to the Defense Ministry of Ukraine.
As we reported, the SBU prevented the illegal sale of three portable multi-functional radio stations, which were stolen from a military unit in the Lviv region. Ex-military serviceman planned to get 50,000 U.S. dollars for these devices, SBU press office reports.