The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) detained a lieutenant colonel of this service on suspicion of the work in favor of the Russian special services. Vitaly Maiakov, the Head of Investigation Department of the SBU claimed this as the press service of the SBU reported.
‘At the moment we hold the recording of the illegal activities of one more citizen of Ukraine that acted harmfully to the national interests of Ukraine and in favor of Russian special services. Unfortunately, it was our worker at the rank of lieutenant colonel. The pretrial investigation continues’, he reported.
Later the SBU specified that the detained is the senior expert adviser in one of the central SBU departments. He passed the official information to the representatives of Russia and helped them to hold the reconnaissance and subversive activities in Ukraine.
‘The officers of the SBU found laptops and tablets with the evidence of texting and sharing the information with Russian special services during the search of the permanent and temporary residence place of the malefactor. Also, the TT pistol, two F-1 grenades and more than 700 cartridges of different calibers were confiscated’, the message said.
Earlier it was reported on the detention of Stanislav Yezhov, the assistant of Volodymyr Groysman, the Prime Minister of Ukraine. The law enforcers established that the official was recruited by the Russian intelligence during his long business trip abroad. The operatives of the SBU documented that the official used special equipment to collect information about the activity of the governmental bodies as a task of Russian handlers. The perpetrator transmitted the obtained data through electronic channels of communication.
The Kremlin claimed that it does not possess information on the detention of Stanislav Yezhov, the assistant of the Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman, that is accused of the state treason in favor of Russia.