As reported by Censor.NET citing the SBU press service, the SBU operatives detained Ukrainian national attempting to penetrate the house of a judge to eliminate him.
It was established that the attacker was serving a sentence in the territory of the so-called "Donetsk People’s Republic." He was released due to the efforts of the Russian secret services who subsequently recruited him in the summer of 2016 to carry out acts of subversion and terrorism in the territory of Ukraine.
In March 2018, he was tasked by incumbent officer of the Russian special services to eliminate a member of Ukraine’s Judiciary. Prior to the assassination attempt, the perpetrator carefully studied his target’s routine, house, and also received fund necessary for organizing the murder.
The apprehended Russian agent plead guilty of carrying out a number of reconnaissance missions, including filming and taking pictures of a military base, hardware and weapons, certain railroad junctions in the Luhansk region, studying the security system of one of the Kyiv-based business-centers, etc. For fulfilling these tasks, the agent received payment from an intermediary of the Russian secret services during personal meetings held in Moscow.
The first-priority investigative actions are ongoing.