intelligence agency UkraineSBU, arresting a citizen is believed to be spy which sells valuable information to Russia in Sloviansk at the weekend.
Through documents released by Ukraine, SBU troops can be seen arresting a man dressed in black long sleeves and moss green cargo pants on a Slovianska street.
SBU troops had been closely monitoring the man before making his arrest.
“He (the man) belongs to us,” said a man over the walkie-talkie.
From another direction, a van suddenly stopped near the man. Two men in combat uniforms with face coverings suddenly jumped out of the van and caught the man in black shirts walking by holding cigarette butts.
The two men in combat uniforms are two SBU officers. They immediately confiscated the pri’s cell phone.
The SBU says Russian forces rely heavily on collaborators such as local spies to carry out their attacks on Ukraine.
When confronted by SBU officers, the suspect quickly admitted to communicating with Russia.
“What did he (the enemy) ask of you? said the SBU officer as quoted CNN.
“Coordinates, movement and so on. Location of the shots, stuff like that, and the general situation and so on,” said the man, the suspect with his head down and his hands in handcuffs.
The SBU said it carried out spying operations once or twice a day.
Some of the spies caught, the SBU said, were classic intruders: Russian citizens who were brought into Ukraine’s Donbas region at the start of the invasion and lived among the population throughout the war.
Meanwhile, some of the other spies were Ukrainians who sympathized and supported Russia.
Even so, the SBU said most of the spies for Russia were selling information for money.
When questioned by the SBU, the suspect, identified as Serhiy, said he was offered 500 hryvnia (Rp 247,789) in exchange for information.
Serhiy admitted to the SBU that he was recruited by Russia via the instant messaging application Telegram by a man named Nikolai.