Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said the SBU Security Service of Ukraine in 2018 blocked the activities of several networks created by the Russian military intelligence.
"Last year, the agency prevented the activities of several agent networks created by the Russian military intelligence. Over 150 members of the 'DPR'/'LPR' terrorist organizations have been identified, members of more than a third of them have been detained," he said during celebrations in Kyiv on the occasion of the 27th anniversary of the creation of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine, an UNIAN correspondent reports.
According to Poroshenko, thanks to the brilliant special operations of Ukraine's counterintelligence, two so-called "ministers" of the "DPR" terrorist group were exfiltrated to the Ukrainian-controlled territory in August and September of last year, and recently, the former head of the militant tank unit.
"Now they all cooperate with the investigation, give evidence about the direct involvement of the Russian Federation in the occupation of part of Donbas, in the theft of state property, the destruction of infrastructure and economic complex of the region and other crimes against the state and public security of Ukraine," he added.
Poroshenko separately noted the recent raid against the Russia-controlled psy-ops group code name "Sapphire."