“The counter-intelligence officers detained a citizen of Kropyvnytsky who, on an assignment of the special service of the aggressor country, collected and passed information about military men of one of the detachments of the Special Operation Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and representatives of the local bodies of power,” the message said.
The operative employees of the special force established that the man is also leader of the local unit of the banned Communist party. He involved the close relative and another citizen of Kropyvnytsky in the illicit activity.
The law enforcers held searches at the residence place of the person of interest. As a result, the computer equipment and mobile terminals were confiscated; the culprit previously used them to collect and pass surveillance information. The detainee is served suspicion in the state treason; the choosing of the restrictive measure is being solved.
The urgent investigative actions continue under the procedural guidance of Kyrovohrad regional prosecutor’s office.
If the guilt of the man is proved, he will face a prison term - from 12 up to 15 years with confiscation of property or without it.
As we reported, during 2020, the military counterintelligence of the 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.
Watch review of Year 2020 here: