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FSB Agent Network Neutralized In Odesa. Among Those Detained Is Assistant Of MP From Crimea Under Sanctions

FSB Agent Network Neutralized In Odesa. Among Those Detained Is Assistant Of MP From Crimea Under Sanctions

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The counter-intelligence of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) neutralized the extensive FSB agent network that operated in the front-line areas of southern Ukraine. This is stated in the notification of the SSU.

Thus, it is reported that the intruder scouted locations of strategically important objects of the defense-industrial complex of Ukraine. They also corrected Russian missile strikes on critical infrastructure in the region, including energy-generating enterprises.

As a result of a special operation in Odesa, the organizer of the agent group was detained. He turned out to be a local resident, an assistant to one of the MPs of the so-called Crimean parliament, Kostiantyn Malchikov.

The SSU established that the Odesa resident periodically visited the Ukrainian peninsula, where he owns a recreation base. During one of these trips before a full-scale invasion, he was recruited by FSB personnel officer Konstantin Shilov. It was on his behalf that after February 24 of last year, a Russian agent tried to identify the locations of Ukrainian enterprises in Odesa that manufacture defense products for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

In addition, he collected intelligence on the locations and movements of units of the Defense Forces and "reported" on the results of enemy air attacks on Ukrainian facilities.

To collect information, he went to the area, and also created an anonymous Telegram chat. He involved his "like-minded people" who informed the "administrator" about the observed Ukrainian military equipment.

The organizer of the agent group transmitted the received information to his curator through anonymous messengers and drafts in electronic boxes of Russian postal services.

During searches of the traitor's residence, law enforcement officers found a mobile phone and computer equipment with evidence of correspondence with the aggressor.

So far, SSU investigators have notified the detainee of suspicion under Part 2 of Article 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (treason committed under martial law).

The court chose him as a preventive measure in the form of detention.

Another member of the FSB agent network turned out to be pro-Kremlin blogger Oleksandr Sinitsyn, who has been hiding from justice in the Russian city of Ryazan since 2014.

Previously, he was a freelance correspondent for the central TV channels of the Russian Federation, including Russia Today and the Rosbiznesconsulting media group. On the airs of these Kremlin mouthpieces, he spread fakes about the domestic political situation in Ukraine and supported the seizure of Crimea. After leaving for Russia, he created the propaganda Telegram channel Typova Odesa [Typical Odesa], where he continued to spread destructive content.

It was established that the enemy blogger was in direct contact with the "Odesa" agent of the Russian Federation, from whom he received materials about events in the south of Ukraine and made provocative publications from them.

Currently, a notice of suspicion is being prepared for the pro-Russian propagandist under Article 436-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (justification, recognition as legitimate, denial of armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, glorification of its participants).

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, the SSU detained 4 agents of the Russian Federation, who were correcting the rocket attacks of the occupiers on medical facilities in the south of Ukraine.