SBU detains russian spy who gathered intel on Ukrainian missile systems

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The Security Service of Ukraine [SBU] has detained a Luhansk resident whom russian intelligence used as a human asset in gathering classified data on Ukrainian modern missile systems. The SBU says its counterintel operatives have thwarted another attempt by russian intelligence agencies to obtain secrets on promising military technology in the missile industry.

Acting on the instructions of russia’s Federal Security Service [FSB], the perpetrator had established contacts with Ukrainian military servicemen in the Joint Forces Operation zone, who had access to the relevant paperwork. The spy offered his contacts a monetary reward for the information he sought, of which servicemen promptly reported to the SBU.

Security operatives detained the suspect in a sting raid on May 6 as the man attempted to send classified data on a modern missile complex to his FSB handlers via a messenger.

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