A multi-stage special operation in Kyiv and the Sumy region led to the counterintelligence of the Security Service neutralizing the FSB’s sabotage and intelligence group.
It was determined that they scouted the locations where Ukrainian troops would deploy and maneuver in our nation’s capital and along the northeastern border. The gathering of personal information and the whereabouts of commanders of combat units of the Special Operations Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces was one of the key objectives of enemy saboteurs. The assailant intended to use the information obtained to be ready for the actual execution of the Ukrainian defenders and the obliteration of their weapons and military hardware. The group was established by an FSB employee, according to the inquiry, to conduct intelligence and subversive operations against Ukraine. It included a Sumy region native who had been enlisted by the Russian special services following the launch of the large-scale invasion. He was in constant communication with his “curator,” with whom he coordinated the action plans and algorithms for carrying out enemy tasks. They adhered to conspiracy measures by using closed electronic communication channels for communication.