- Ukraine’s security service said it arrested a woman for leaking military intelligence.
- The anonymous woman tapped her soldier husband for information and leaked it to a Russian serviceman.
- He was reportedly promised Russian citizenship and a high standard of living when they captured the area.
The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has announced that it has arrested a woman for revealing to Russian forces the location of her husband’s military unit and other army assets.
The woman, a 31-year-old wife and mother from Dnipropetrovsk, briefed Russian intelligence on the location of military buildings and front-line positions of military equipment in Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia, two regions in eastern Ukraine which saw intense fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces.
According to the SBU statement, the unnamed woman is a “traitor”.
“The criminal used her husband ‘in the dark’: she demanded information about the location of his military unit and other groups of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in a forward position.” the SBU statement said.
“She took such a step despite the fact that she is married to an Armed Forces serviceman and they have a son together. Her husband, being on the Eastern Front, regularly transferred money for l maintenance of the child,” he added. .
She texted the classified intelligence about the location of her husband’s military unit and other Ukrainian formations to a Russian serviceman, the SBU said. He passed it on to Russian military intelligence who shared it with front line battle groups who used it to launch artillery, mortar and air strikes.
The SBU says they were promised Russian citizenship and a high standard of living if they succeeded in capturing the region for its alleged treason.
The woman who began spying for the Russians in May was arrested on September 2, and Ukrainian forces seized her computers and mobile devices, the SBU said.
Ukraine suffered considerable losses on the eastern front in early summer. Russian artillery shelling caused many casualties and Putin’s forces made territorial gains in Donbass.
In June, President Volodymyr Zelensky admitted that Ukraine was losing up to 100 soldiers a day.