Russian espionage ring apprehended in Kharkiv region. PHOTOS

Operatives of the counterintelligence department of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) exposed members of espionage ring operating in the territory of the Kharkiv region, who were gathering sensitive information and passing it to the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation better known as GRU.

As reported by Censor.NET citing a statement by the SBU, it was found that the ring consisted of three local residents, one of whom was incumbent police officer.

In the course of investigation, the law enforcers documented the agents’ ties with the GRU and recorded the police captain transferring sensitive information belonging to Ukraine’s Interior Ministry to GRU members. The spies also passed personal data of servicemen involved in the anti-terrorist operation to their Russian handlers.

The law enforcement officers conducted a special operation to detain the members of the espionage ring. Having searched their homes, the SBU operatives found and seized hard evidence confirming their involvement in espionage for the Russian secret services.

The suspects were charged with high treason under part 1 of article 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

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Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/p3057145