The SBU counterintelligence
officers in Luhansk Region detained an employee of a so called “ministry of
internal affairs” of the LNR terrorist organization.
arrived to the Government-controlled area of the Region in December to fulfill
Russian supervisors’ task and recruit Ukrainian soldiers.
The FSB spy
chose to target a Ukrainian border guard. She was planning to persuade him to
defect and join the LNR terrorists by any means.
the Russian special service’s scenario the treason was supposed to be reported
by Russian and separatist TV channels in another press-conference with the
is currently in custody. Pretrial investigation as for her participation in the
terrorist organization activity is ongoing.
Commentary. During 2015 the
personnel of the Counterintelligence Department of the SBU in Luhansk Region
had been almost completely renewed. Now employees from Central and Western
Ukraine work in the ATO area. It is their efforts that helped to detect
numerous information sources of terrorists and Russian special services, neutralize
arsenals of weaponry and weapons of mass destruction aimed at committing acts
of sabotage, to prevent the use of family ties of the ATO forces soldiers which
could harm the interests of Ukraine.
SBU Press Center