SBU detains militant spies - former deputy and militant supporter ‘Yaga’

12:10, 10 December 2014
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The counterintelligence department of the SBU state security service has detained two Ukrainian citizens who were spying on Ukrainian troop movements for Russian-backed militants, the SBU press service reported on Tuesday.


The two were sending information to militants about the positions and movements of Ukrainian soldiers near the destroyed airport of Donetsk and the village of Peski, the SBU said.

One of the two is a former deputy of the city council of Ukrainsk, Donetsk region. He voluntarily collected and transmitted intelligence information regarding the movement of Ukrainian military units to representatives of the Donetsk People’s Republic terrorist organization, the SBU said.

Another detainee, nicknamed "Yaga",  was also collecting data on the movement of the Ukrainian military in this area, having created and coordinated the activities of a group supporting Donetsk People’s Republic militants.

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