SBU found spies in the Cabinet of Ministers and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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Russian spies worked in the Cabinet of Ministers and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry
SBU press service

State officials recruited by the FSB.



It is reported by the SBU.

According to SBU speaker Artem Dekhtyarenko, the counterintelligence service of the Security Service of Ukraine carried out a multi-stage operation.

As a result, the head of a department of the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers and the head of one of the directorates of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) were detained in Kyiv.

According to the SBU, officials passed intelligence information to the Russians: the arrangement of the state border and personal data of Ukrainian law enforcement officers. For this they received from 2 to 15 thousand dollars. for the task. The amounts depended on the level of secrecy and significance of the collected data.

As the SBU established, one of the officials was recruited in 2012 during a trip to Russia by two career officers of the FSB of the Russian Federation. He had a contact from the CCI, who was also detained.

SBU investigators informed both malefactors of suspicion of high treason. The court chose them a measure of restraint in the form of detention.

The pre-trial investigation continues.

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