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SBU detains agents of foreign special services collecting intelligence on servicemen in ATO area
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5 February 2016

In the ATO area the Security Service of Ukraine detected two agents of foreign special services. The offenders collected intelligence and passed it to the territory uncontrolled by Ukraine.

On the Mariinka checkpoint law enforcers detained a liaison attempting to send to the temporarily occupied territories data regarding commanders of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and National Police and military men serving in the ATO area. The local of Dnipropetrovsk region equipped a special cache in his car for that purpose.

The liaison received materials from an officer of the National Police in Donetsk region. The SBU officers jointly with the Internal Security Service of the National Police detained the offender in his office.

Both spies pleaded guilty. Criminal proceedings were initiated under Part 1 Article 258-3 (creation of a terrorist group or participation in it) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The detainees were notified of suspicion. Investigative actions are under way.

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