It is reported that the information regarding GRU officer was obtained from detained Ukrainian citizens recruited by him.
"He is a commander of a special purpose company of the "DPR Republican Guard", resident of Samaria, call-sign Starshyna (Master Sergeant). He is in the territory controlled by terrorists and reports directly to the terrorist nicknamed Chechen," the report says.
It is noted that on behalf of the Russian special services Starshyna coordinates the activities of the "DPR" subversive groups, the main objectives of which are terrorist acts, sabotage, fighting against the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Starshyna also manages a network of agents in the territory of Ukraine. He transfers the data to "deputy company commander of the DPR defense ministry" Basurin. The obtained information is then used in the planning of "DPR" terrorist activities against the Ukrainian authorities. Starshyna uses residents of Donetsk, Vinnytsia and Lviv regions to collect information on the number of Ukrainian troops and their logistical support, general management and command, presence and condition of the fortifications in the ATO area," the SBU concluded.