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A 23-year-old man with Ukrainian identity documents was detained in Bulgaria and charged with espionage, Bulgarian media reported on June 19.

According to reports, the man illegally entered the territory of the "Maritsa Iztok 2" thermal power plant the day before and was detained by the site's security team.

Security found drones, mobile phones, and numerous SIM cards on his person.

Local media reported that the man was arrested and charged with collecting information that constitutes a state secret for the purpose of providing it to a foreign country.

It's not yet known if he took photos of a strategic object in the power plant and whether his devices contained information constituting a state secret.

The report did not clarify whether the individual is a citizen of Ukraine.

Poland arrests 18 over half a year for suspected sabotage plans on behalf of Russia, Belarus
At least one of the suspects was involved in an alleged plot to assassinate Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky, while the other ten were involved in planning various forms of sabotage, such as arson, across Poland.

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