650 participants of terrorist hostilities and intelligence activities detained by SBU over year - Butusov

Counterintelligence operational groups have been active along the entire front line from the very beginning of the ATO. Hundreds of terrorists and Russian soldiers have fallen into their hands.

Censor.NET Chief Editor Yurii Butusov wrote in his article "Ukrainian Counterintelligence - a Year at War".

"The counterintelligence department of the Security Service of Ukraine rose from the ashes during just a year of war. Its officers have established, detained, and handed over to the investigating authorities more than 650 people who participated in hostilities and intelligence gathering in favor of the illegal armed groups in the ATO area.

"57 traitors have been exposed. Criminal proceedings have been launched against them under the Article 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (treason). Seven spies from among citizens of the Russian Federation have also been exposed and launched criminal inquiries against under the Article 114 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (espionage).

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"The activity of seven groups and six individuals being a part of the Russian secret service agent network (the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Federation, the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation) was terminated.

"17 subversive and reconnaissance groups, whose task was to destroy the infrastructure and state facilities, attacks on servicemen and law enforcement officers, as well as collection of intelligence about the ATO forces, were destroyed," Butusov wrote.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n330161