MOSCOW, October 3. /TASS/. Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has detained a Kherson resident who was passing data on the dislocation of Russian troops to Ukraine’s Security Service, the FSB’s Center for Public Relations (CPR) told TASS on Monday.
"The Federal Security Service has detained an agent of the Ukrainian Security Service, he is suspected of espionage," the Center for Public Relations noted.
According to the Federal Security Service, the detainee is a 28-year-old resident of Kherson. "In 2021, he was recruited by the [Ukrainian] Security Service, and since the beginning of the special military operation on the territory of Ukraine, they have been actively using him to collect information about the deployment locations, the number of units of the Russian armed forces, the routes of their movement in the Kherson Region and the types of military equipment and weapons used with reference to maps and geographic coordinates," the Federal Security Service noted.
The data was transmitted to the Security Service handler through a mobile messenger. "The information was intended for subsequent forwarding to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry for planning and targeting Russian armed forces units," the FSB reported.