A Ukrainian spy detained in Kursk was recruited because of compromising evidence in 2018. This follows from a video published on August 26 by the Federal Security Service (FSB) of the Russian Federation.
“He was recruited by an employee of the Ukrainian special services in February 2018 on compromising conditions. I gave a receipt for cooperation with the news agency of Ukraine and for the receipt of the first funds for current expenses,” he said.
The detainee explained that he was collecting information about the officers and their families, as well as about their homes on the basis of the production of furniture and access to their homes. The man also confirmed that he was laying caches on the territory of the Kursk region on the instructions of the Ukrainian special services.
The arrest of a Ukrainian intelligence agent who was spying on Russian military installations became known earlier in the day. At the place of his residence, special technical equipment, transferred to him by the Ukrainian special service, was confiscated.
Also, special literature on sniper training, survival, guerrilla warfare, reconnaissance and sabotage activities and the work of special services were found in the personal computer and mobile phone of the detainee.
A criminal case has been initiated under Art. 276 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Espionage”).