66-year-old Russian informant arrested in Slovyansk for advocating killing prisoners

Russian informant in Slovyansk
Russian informant in Slovyansk

Ukraine’s SBU Security Service detained another Russian informant in Donetsk Oblast who was spying on Ukrainian army base points near Slovyansk and was awaiting the full occupation of the region, the agency said on Telegram on May 28.

She was walking around the frontline area, attempting to identify the locations of fortifications and firing positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces artillery, according to the investigation.

The suspect also secretly solicited information from her acquaintances under the guise of everyday conversations.

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The SBU reports that she sent the gathered data via messenger to her acquaintance from the temporarily occupied part of the region, who is fighting against Ukraine as part of Russian units.

He, in turn, passed the information to career military officers from Russian military intelligence stationed near the eastern front.

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The Russians planned to use the intelligence to target Ukrainian Armed Forces units with heavy artillery and guided aerial bombs, according to available data.

The investigation also revealed that in her communications with the militant, the suspect advised him to kill Ukrainian prisoners instead of exchanging them.

After taking additional measures to secure the positions of Ukrainian troops, SBU officers detained the suspect in her apartment.

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The suspect, a 66-year-old ideological supporter of the Russians, had her cell phone seized during the search, which she used for her criminal activities.

SBU investigators have charged the detainee with unauthorized dissemination of information on the sending, movement of weapons, armaments, and ammunition to Ukraine, and the movement, relocation, or deployment of the Ukrainian Armed Forces (Part 3 of Art. 114-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

The offender is in custody and faces up to 12 years in prison.

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