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07.03.19 14:40

SBU counterintelligence detained Kharkiv City Council official who spied for Russia

Representative of SBU’s Counterintelligence Department Volodymyr Naidiuk says a Russian spy, who turned out to be the head of a Kharkiv City Council department, has been detained.

SBU counterintelligence detained Kharkiv City Council official who spied for Russia

He stated this at a briefing, Censor.NET reports.

The detained official was recruited by Russia’s secret service Colonel Alexander Ushakov in 2017. They met n 2016 in Nalchik when the recruited Ukrainian was in Russia as a tourist.

March 5, he was apprehended in Kharkiv and served with treason charges. He is suspected of leaking confidential information to Russia.

The court sent him to remand prison for 60 days

Naidiuk called on Ukrainians to be careful when traveling to Russia.

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