SSU detained Wagner mercenary who was adjusting Russia's strikes
Publication date

SSU detained Wagner mercenary who was adjusting Russia's strikes

Security Service of Ukraine (SSU)

The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) detained a militant from the "Wagner" group, who was "deployed" by Russian military intelligence into Ukraine to carry out sabotage and prepare Russia's strikes against energy facilities in Kyiv.

SSU detained Wagner mercenary for preparing sabotage in Kyiv

The SSU detained a Wagner mercenary who was organising Russian strikes, which were supposed to cut off power in Kyiv.

The SSU press service reported this.

During a multi-stage special operation, the SSU detained a militant from the Wagner group, who was "deployed" by Russia's military intelligence into Ukraine to carry out sabotage.

He was tasked to come from Belarus to the Rivne region to correct Russian air attacks on the energy facilitied of our country, the message says.

The SSU learned about such plans of the aggressor during the surveillance of the enemy saboteur on the territory of the Republic of Belarus.

Since that time, the Ukrainian special service has gradually documented his criminal actions, from crossing the state border to arriving at the place of sabotage in Ukraine.

The perpetrator was caught red-handed: he tried to attach several GPS trackers to the poles of power lines supplying the Kyiv agglomeration, the SSU press service said.

According to the trackers' signals, the occupiers wanted to adjust the targeted strike on energy facilities, including using the Shahed kamikaze drones.

The investigation established that the detainee is a citizen of Belarus who is a member of the Russian military intelligence apparatus.

From 2014 to 2017, the foreigner was a member of the "DPR/LPR" terrorist group and took part in combat operations against ATO forces in eastern Ukraine. At the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation, the militant joined the Russian private military company "Wagner", in the ranks of which he stormed Bakhmut and nearby villages.

Later, he returned to Belarus, where he received a task from his curator of military intelligence of the Russian Federation regarding the preparation of sabotage on the border territory of Ukraine.

Based on the collected evidence, the SSU investigators plan to notify the detainee of suspicion under two articles of the Criminal Code of Ukraine:

  • Article 113 (sabotage);

  • Chapter 1 of Article 258-3 (participation in a terrorist group or terrorist organisations).

The SSU special operation was conducted jointly with the State Border Guard Service under the procedural guidance of the regional prosecutor's office.

FSB agent adjusted missile strikes on Ukraine

The Security Service detained an FSB agent who was recruited in Russia and sent to Ukraine to carry out intelligence and sabotage activities.

Using the agent coordinates, the aggressor launched a missile attack on one of the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University buildings on December 31, 2022.

The intruder also scouted the AFU HQ locations and places of the most significant military personnel and equipment concentration in Kyiv and the Zhytomyr region.

SBU officers exposed a Russian agent, located him and detained him in his apartment in Kyiv in the framework of a special operation.

According to the investigation, a 40-year-old resident of the capital, who professed pro-Kremlin views, turned out to be an enemy accomplice. In order to help the aggressor in the war against Ukraine, he obtained the status of "volunteer" and left for Russia through third countries at the end of last year.

By staying online, you consent to the use of cookies files, which help us make your stay here even better 

Based on your browser and language settings, you might prefer the English version of our website. Would you like to switch?