SSU detains Russian adjuster who was preparing hostile attacks on 9 targets in Odesa region

SSU detains Russian adjuster who was preparing hostile attacks on 9 targets in Odesa region
SSU detains Russian adjuster who was preparing hostile attacks on 9 targets in Odesa region Ukraine news 22 Sep 2023 at 14:01

The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) has detained another informant for Russian special services, who was involved in preparing a new series of Russian air attacks on the Odesa region. This was reported by the SSU press service.

To facilitate hostile strikes, the female culprit provided electronic coordinates of 9 objects of military and critical infrastructure in the region to the occupiers.

These included defense areas, fortifications, and strategically important locations of the railway connection.

Additionally, the Russian informant attempted to track the flight paths of the Ukrainian military aviation.

However, the Security Service exposed the perpetrator at the initial stage of her reconnaissance and subversive activities and informed the Ukrainian military command about the potential threats of Russian air attacks. Measures were subsequently taken to secure the defense forces at the specified locations.

The SSU apprehended the informant while she was attempting to transfer new intelligence to the occupiers.

Thus, the Ukrainian security service prevented a series of air attacks by the enemy on "prepared" targets within the region.

According to the investigation, the Russian informant turned out to be a resident of Chornomorsk, who initially supported the occupiers at the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion and actively expressed this support on prohibited social networks.

This brought her to the attention of the hostile special services, which later engaged her remotely to cooperate in favor of the aggressor country.

To obtain intelligence, the criminal regularly traveled around the region in public transport and documented the locations of Ukrainian defenders' bases and movements.

The information she obtained was sent to the occupiers in the form of text and voice messages and electronic map screenshots marked with Ukrainian targets.

During the search, a mobile phone with evidence of her communication with the aggressor was seized from the detainee.

SSU investigators informed her of the suspicion under Part 3 of Article 114-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (unauthorized dissemination of information on the movement of weapons and ammunition into Ukraine, the movement, transfer, or placement of Ukrainian Armed Forces). She is currently in custody.

The investigation is ongoing to establish all the circumstances of the crime. The culprit faces up to 12 years in prison.


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