Skip to content
Edit post

SBU neutralizes Russian agent group working in Donetsk, Kharkiv oblasts

by The Kyiv Independent news desk March 27, 2023 2:09 PM 2 min read
The officers of Ukraine's Security Service detain one of the eight suspects, allegedly working in an agent network of Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) in Ukraine's east. (The Security Service of Ukraine)
This audio is created with AI assistance

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

Become a member Support us just once

Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) reported on March 27 that it had neutralized an agent network of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), allegedly aiding in targeting Ukrainian positions in the country’s east.

The agent group consisted of eight residents of Donetsk and Kharkiv oblasts, including an assistant to an acting member of Ukraine’s parliament, according to the SBU.

Ukrainska Pravda publication reported, citing its unnamed source, that this person was Oleksandr Dobrodomov, the assistant of Valerii Hnatenko, a lawmaker from the banned pro-Russian Opposition Platform – For Life political party.

The agent network was formed by two FSB officers before the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion, the SBU wrote. Each member was assigned a pseudonym and developed a conspiratorial legend.

After Russia started its all-out war against Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, the agents allegedly started gathering information on the location and movement of Ukrainian troops and equipment and passing it to Russia.

During the Russian occupation of Kharkiv Oblast’s Izium and Balakleia, the informants were selecting candidates for serving in local occupying administrations, according to the investigation.

In exchange, the agents received a monetary reward in Russian rubles and were promised managerial positions in the Moscow–installed administrations if the regions were to be occupied completely.

The SBU charged four suspects with treason committed under martial law. The other four are now in Russia.

SBU: Woman in Kharkiv Oblast to spend 15 years in prison for treason
Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) has gathered “indisputable” evidence to convict a former official of a state-owned enterpise in Kharkiv Oblast to 15 years in prison for treason for providing Russian security services with the movements of Ukrainian troops.
Before you skip this banner, we want to tell you something…

The Kyiv Independent doesn’t depend on a wealthy owner or an oligarch — in 2023, 80% of our revenue was from reader contributions . It’s thanks to them that we don’t have to rely on a single owner.

Support us now and help maintain our independent model and keep our articles free for everyone. Your contributions allow us to cover journalists’ salaries, report from the front lines, and fund projects like our War Crimes Investigations Unit.

visa masterCard americanExpress

News Feed

Ukraine Daily
News from Ukraine in your inbox
Ukraine news
Please, enter correct email address
2:54 PM

Media: Italy may send Storm Shadow missiles to Ukraine, sources say.

"A batch of" Storm Shadow missiles and another SAMP/T air defense system will reportedly be included in the ninth aid package for Ukraine, which Italian Defense Minister Guido Crosetto will present by the end of June, Italian newspaper Il Fatto Quotidiano reported on June 18, citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter.
1:43 PM

Zelensky signs law on single roaming zone with EU.

Under the "roam like at home" (RLAH) program, Ukrainians will not pay additional charges to use their mobile phone for communications and the Internet in the 27 EU countries. The same rules will apply to users of European operators traveling to Ukraine.
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

Subscribe

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