A policeman transferred secret information relating to the Ukrainian army and law enforcement agencies to the Russian Federation.
The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) counterintelligence officers detained a Kharkiv policeman who was spying for Russia. This was announced at a briefing by the representative of the Counterintelligence Department of the SSU, Vladimir Nastyuk.
According to him, on April 9, counterintelligence officers of the SSU in Kharkiv detained a policeman who was recruited in the city of Belgorod (Russia) by personnel officers of the GRU.
“To fulfill the tasks of the Russian intelligence officer, the police officer used his official position to collect and transfer to the Russian side information with limited access that was circulated in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and National Police, as well as information about the deployment, mobilization readiness of military units and units of military structures in the Kharkiv region, including those involved in OSS and previously in the ATO,” Nastyuk said.
According to Nastyuk, during the search at the place of residence, evidence of unlawful activities and contacts with a personnel officer of the Russian intelligence was discovered and withdrawn from the detainee: magnetic storage devices of information with secret information, as well as a computer with secret data.
Nastyuk added that the police officer transferred to Russia information classified as “secret” and “for official use” concerning the composition of the forces involved in the territorial defense of the Kharkiv region, composition the units of the law enforcement service with mobilization resources, and mobilization plans for the special forces of the National Police. In addition, he compiled and compiled information about patriotic people in Kharkiv.
“There is complete data – communication identifiers, residential addresses, social networks pages for more than 500 citizens – activists of public-political associations, volunteer movements, National Guard volunteers, ATO participants,” Nastyuk specified. Nastyuk also noted that the detained policeman was spying on ideological convictions.
“The ideological basis of the unlawful activities of the police is evidenced by a significant amount of the seized materials of anti-Ukrainian content, the propaganda of ‘Novorossiya’, ’Kharkiv People’s Republic’ and the ideas of the ‘Russian world’,” he added.
The SSU counterintelligence officer also noted that the police officer adhered to strict conspiracy measures when communicating with Russian intelligence officers: messages and message encryption programs were used to communicate and transfer information in the Belgorod region, where the policeman allegedly went to visit relatives. Now the policeman is detained for the election of a preventive measure and he has been declared suspicious of committing a crime, provided for by Part 1 of Art. 111 of the Criminal Code (“treason”).