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Leakage of Ukrainian military positions: Security Service arrested a Russian informant

Leakage of Ukrainian military positions: Security Service arrested a Russian informant Photo: The Security Service of Ukraine arrested a Russian informant in the Donetsk region (

Ukrainian Security Service arrests Russian informant in the Donetsk region accused of leaking information to occupiers on Ukrainian Army artillery positions near Bakhmut through Telegram channels, according to Security Service Press Service.

According to law enforcement officials, the offender gathered intelligence on the deployment and movement of Ukrainian Forces engaged in counteroffensive operations in the vicinity of Bakhmut.

First and foremost, she attempted to establish the coordinates of the firing positions for both the field and rocket artillery of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, including HIMARS artillery systems. She was also interested in the flight directions of combat aviation and the routes of movement for heavy armored vehicles of the Ukrainian defenders.

According to the investigation, the enemy collaborator conducted reconnaissance activities in the vicinity of her place of residence, in the area of the town of Kostiantynivka.

The criminal would go into the local area and observe the movement of Ukrainian military equipment, as well as inquire about necessary information from acquaintances under the guise of casual conversations. She would then leak this obtained information to four Telegram channels created by Russian intelligence agencies to track the locations of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

Security Service officers documented the criminal actions of the suspect and detained her at her place of residence. They also confiscated her mobile phone, which she had used for transmitting intelligence to the aggressor.

As the investigation determined, the woman subscribed to enemy internet resources at the beginning of this year and later started posting her updates there, including approximate geolocations of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the region.

Photo: Ukrainian Security Service detained a Russian informant in the Donetsk Oblast (

Based on the collected evidence, the investigators of the Security Service of Ukraine informed the detained woman of the suspicion under Part 2, Article 114-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (unauthorized dissemination of information about the movement, displacement, or location of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, committed under conditions of a state of war).

She is currently in custody, and the investigation is ongoing. The offender faces up to 8 years in prison.

Verdicts for Russian informants

Recently, The Federal Security Service agent who, under the guise of a journalist, was monitoring Ukrainian military personnel in the Donetsk region, was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

In addition, a cleric of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate was sentenced to 15 years in prison. He was in the Sumy region and provided information to the occupiers about Ukrainian military personnel.