The SBU Security Service of Ukraine has documented the illicit activities of an official of one of the Ukrainian ministries who has illegally transferred classified material to third parties.

The law enforcers found that the official, who is an A-grade civil servant, had copied and sent to third, unidentified persons by e-mail a classified document, the SBU press center said.

The document was related to the set of measures of the Defense Ministry, border, law enforcement, and other public authorities to protect national interests in the south and east of Ukraine, in the Black and Azov Seas, and the Kerch Strait.

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By his actions, the official inflicted damage to sovereignty, territorial integrity, defense capability, and national security of Ukraine, the security agency states.

Investigative actions are underway.