The Ukrainian Security Service (SSU) arrested two Russian spies who were trying to join the Ukrainian army. Here is the full statement from the SSU:
SSU Counterintelligence arrested two agents of the aggressor state, who were trying to gather intelligence on the supply of Western arms and ammunition to Ukrainian troops.
To do this, they tried to join the ranks of the logistics units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
According to the investigation, the traitors are two residents of the Vyshgorod district (Kyiv region), who helped Russian troops during the temporary occupation of part of the Kyiv region.
The gunmen took an active part in the so-called “filtering”, when the Russians searched for Ukrainian patriots among local residents who resisted the invaders.
The investigation also established that the agents tortured an underage boy for helping the Ukrainian military identify the equipment and locations of the occupants.
After the liberation of the Kyiv region, the two individuals remained in the region and continued their subversive activities against our state.
One of the traitors left for a nearby region, where he signed a contract with the Ukrainian Armed Forces to collect and transmit to the enemy information on travel routes and the location of Western weapons. The other wanted to be “called up” into the army from one of the territorial communities around Kyiv.
However, the SSU had carefully followed every step of the enemy agents and exposed their plans and documented illegal activities.
During the searches of the homes of the detainees, the investigators discovered:
components for improvised explosive devices;
communication devices used by agents to contact Russian “coordinators”.
SSU investigators notified detainees of suspected treason committed under martial law.
The court decided to keep them in detention.
The SSU verifies the traitors’ links with the Russian special services.
The operation was carried out by the SSU office in Kyiv and the Kyiv region under the procedural supervision of the Kyiv region prosecutor’s office.