Five Ukrainian intelligence officers secretly working for Russia as part of a powerful spy ring have been arrested, Kyiv has announced.
The four current and former officers were reportedly caught passing information about Ukraine’s military sites, defensive positions and energy facilities to Russia’s FSB security service.
In a statement Tuesday, Kyiv’s SBU security service said: “The security service of Ukraine neutralised a powerful agent network run by the FSB’s military counterintelligence which was operating in Ukraine.”
The agency shared photos of the men being arrested for treason with their faces blurred out.
The group is also accused of passing on information about defensive barriers near the Black Sea port city of Odesa, the location of rocket launchers in the northeastern Kharkiv region, and information on Ukrainian troop movements and vehicles, the general prosecutor in Kyiv said.