Skip to content
Edit post

SBU detains man alleged of supplying Russians with materials for anti-tank defenses

by Chris York April 1, 2024 9:34 PM 1 min read
The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) chief Vasyl Maliuk. (SBU/Telegram)
This audio is created with AI assistance

Support independent journalism in Ukraine. Join us in this fight.

Become a member Support us just once

A Ukrainian man who allegedly supplied Russia with building materials used for anti-tank “dragon’s teeth” defenses has been detained in Kyiv, Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) said on April 1.

The man is said to have sent sand, crushed stone and cement to Russian companies which they then turned into the pyramid-shaped “dragon’s teeth” fortifications used by both sides to obstruct the progress of armored vehicles on the front lines.

In a post on Telegram, the SBU said he was the owner of several businesses in Berdiansk, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, and began cooperating with the Russian forces after they occupied it in the opening days of the full-scale invasion.

He later moved to Kyiv, allegedly leaving his management team there and running the businesses remotely according to Russian legislation.

“After that, they began to regularly replenish the budget of the aggressor country in the form of paying ‘taxes’ to it,” the SBU said, adding documents to support the allegations were found during a search of his home.

He has been charged with conducting economic activities in cooperation with the “aggressor state."

The SBU regularly detains Ukrainians accused of working on behalf of Russia – last week two men were accused of helping Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) plan missile strikes on military installations and communications infrastructure including the Kyiv TV tower.

In February, five individuals including former and current officials of Ukraine's intelligence services, were accused of working for the FSB in various regions of Ukraine.

The suspects were allegedly tasked with passing intelligence about Ukraine's military and strategically important energy facilities to the FSB.
They were managed by an FSB handler based in Russian-occupied Crimea, the SBU said.

Support independent journalism in Ukraine. Join us in this fight.
Freedom can be costly. Both Ukraine and its journalists are paying a high price for their independence. Support independent journalism in its darkest hour. Support us for as little as $1, and it only takes a minute.
visa masterCard americanExpress

News Feed

Ukraine Daily
News from Ukraine in your inbox
Ukraine news
Please, enter correct email address
10:26 PM

Senate Democrats back Johnson's foreign aid bills.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on April 19 that Senate Democrats will support House Speaker Mike Johnson's series of bills that includes aid for Ukraine, Israel, and other priorities if they pass the House.
10:01 PM

Russian attack on Kherson kills 80-year-old woman.

In a post on Telegram, the head of the city's military administration, Roman Mrochko, said the victim was walking the streets when she was hit in an attack launched from the occupied east bank of Kherson.
MORE NEWS

Editors' Picks

Enter your email to subscribe
Please, enter correct email address
Subscribe
* indicates required
* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required
* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required
Successfuly subscribed
Thank you for signing up for this newsletter. We’ve sent you a confirmation email.