The SBU Counterintelligence exposed a Russian agent who collected intelligence on airfields of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and personal data of Ukrainian military pilots. The traitor turned out to be a retired military pilot, a resident of temporarily occupied Berdyansk.

This was reported by the press service of the SBU.

According to law enforcement officers, at the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation, the traitor remotely went to one of the commanders of the 52nd heavy bomber aviation regiment of the Russian Armed Forces, with whom he had previously studied at the pilots' school. The man offered the occupiers his help in the war against Ukraine.

"The traitor was preparing lists of active pilots of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. First of all, the aggressor was interested in specialists with practical experience in controlling MiG-29, Su-24, SU-25, SU-27, An-26 and Il-76 aircraft, as well as Mi-8 and Mi-24 helicopters. According to operational data, the Rashists planned to use this information for attempts to recruit Ukrainian pilots in favor of the aggressor country," the statement reads.

To collect personal data, the traitor called former classmates and "in the dark" asked them for the "necessary" information, including additional contact details, places of residence and service.

Based on the collected evidence, investigators of the Security Service informed him of suspicion under Part 2 of Art. 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (treason committed under martial law).

Currently, the defendant is hiding from justice in the temporarily occupied territory in southern Ukraine. However, SBU officers are taking comprehensive measures to bring to justice.

To recap, the SBU detained a Russian informant who wanted to disrupt the counterstrikes of the 3rd assault brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near Bakhmut in the Donetsk region.

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