The head of Bellingcat, Christo Grozev, stated that the Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia is introducing its agents into Ukraine under the guise of refugees from Belarus. He said this in an interview with NV.
“Of course, there are a huge number of [FSB agents]. Some of them have already been arrested. Some of them were recruited by the FSB among the workers in your special services in the beginning of the war,” Grozev said.
He claims that some FSB agents offered to work for the Russian secret services themselves, after which they were discovered by Bellingcat journalists.
“Some of them offered themselves, we later found out. This is the first segment. The second segment is people that the FSB plants, for example, emigrants and refugees from Belarus. They found Ukraine as one of the places where they can now work freely. Among them now there are such assistants who really are agents of FSB,” Grozev told.
As it was reported earlier, in August the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has identified and detained a Russian intelligence agent who was reporting on Ukrainian forces and equipment in the Donbas conflict area.
It should be noted that after the presidential election in Belarus in 2020, the number of emigrants who wanted to leave the country has increased. Many Belarusian citizens have decided to go to Ukraine.