Man showed way for Russian army convoy from Sumy Region to Kyiv: Security Service of Ukraine apprehends Russian agent

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VALENTYNA ROMANENKO – THURSDAY, 18 AUGUST 2022, 12:12

Counter-intelligence of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) has exposed a Russian agent who guided 128 of the occupiers' vehicles from Sumy to Kyiv Oblast in the early days of the full-scale invasion by the Russian Federation.

Source: SSU press service; Sumy Regional Prosecutor's Office

Details: According to the investigation, starting from the first few days of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the 38-year-old man accompanied convoys of the occupiers' equipment on the territory of Sumy Oblast, using his own car.

Being a local, and therefore clearly aware of all possible roads that bypass the main ones, as well as the location of Ukrainian forces, the man paved the way for Russian vehicles to pass into Kyiv Oblast.

In total, according to law enforcement officers, the person involved in the criminal proceedings managed to show more than 120 of the invaders’ vehicles the way.

Moreover, after the liberation of the Sumy region from the occupiers, the detainee continued to cooperate with the representative of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

In particular, he collected data on the location, number and armament of paramilitary formations in the region. Using a messaging app, he transmitted the coordinates of military facilities to his handler.

On 17 August 2022, the resident of Sumy Oblast was detained on suspicion of treason committed under martial law.

During a search of the suspect's apartment, law enforcement officers seized computer equipment and mobile phones with evidence of communication with the man’s Russian handlers.

The issue of selecting a preventive measure in the form of detention is being resolved.

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