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 SBU exposes Russian agent from among Ukrainian officers: spook passed nearly 60 classified documents to Russian secret services, - Hrytsak

The Security Service of Ukraine exposed a traitor – a chief of Ukrainian Army’s armament division, who was working for the Russian intelligence agency.

Chief of the Security Service of Ukraine Vasyl Hrytsak said in an interview with Ukrinform, Censor.NET reports.

"As we speak, I have been reported about an exposed traitor - chief of an armament division of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Our military counterespionage found that a captain was recruited by the Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces in 2015. He managed to pass almost 60 documents to his Russian supervisors. The Russian secret services gave him a lot of cash and promised him "perfect life" in Crimea after retirement. However, he was not lucky enough to achieve it," Hrytsak said.

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He added that the SBU would publish the details of the case in the near future.

According to Hrytsak, the Russian special services are constantly trying to turn Ukrainian military. In late November, the SBU reported on completion of a more than two-year long operation of the SBU's military counterespionage which foiled the plans of the Federal Security Service (FSB) and GRU to create espionage ring among the officers of the Naval Forces of Ukraine. The Russian security services have used all range of dirty tricks to put pressure on the servicemen, physically intimidated both officers and their families.

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The SBU chief admitted that most of the Navy officers withstood the pressure and did not agree to "cooperate". Those who agreed for treason were timely identified and neutralized by the military counterespionage service, which mitigated the negative impact and prevented the special services of the Russian Federation from obtaining classified information.
 
 
 
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