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Translated by Ollie Richardson


It was noted that the operation in Samara on the detention of a 27-year-old citizen of Ukraine was performed by the employees of the FSB together with the local police. According to operational information, the spy belongs to the secret-service apparatus of the unit “Spetsrezerv” of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine (GUR), reports RIA Novosti.

During interrogation the Ukrainian agent admitted that he was engaged in visual reconnaissance of objects of military and transport infrastructure in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), and also in the Rostov and Samara regions of Russia, conducting photo and video filming. It is reported that “in October and November-December, 2016, the detainee, on the orders of the GUR, left for Rostov-on-Don in order to conduct visual reconnaissance on transport objects”.

The spy visited bus and railway stations, he was interested in the layouts of the buildings, the locations of security guards, police and video cameras, and also access control of entrances and exits, and he transferred all information to the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine. In Samara at the time of his arrest the saboteur was also collecting information on the situation at the railway station. The issue of his deportation from the territory of Russia and a ten-year ban on entering the country is being sorted out. The intention is to extradite him to the authorities of the DPR.

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