MINSK, October 20. /TASS/. The Belarusian state security committee KGB has detained a Ukrainian spy and two Belarusians he had recruited. The detainees had been sending data to Ukraine’s military intelligence, the KGB’s chief Ivan Tertel said.
"The station chief, a citizen of Ukraine, as well as two of our citizens have been detained. The recruited Belarusians embarked on the path of betrayal and worked in the interests of a foreign state. Also, a former career officer, a lieutenant-colonel, was detained for spying for the SBU security service," Tertel said.
As follows from Tertel’s televised interview, Ukraine’ chief intelligence directorate had created a network of spies, who were meeting with their agents in Odessa, in other cities, and in third countries.
"Many Ukrainian citizens, sent to our territory, were detained in other regions of the country. We try to look into each case in a humane way. Sometimes, after scrutinizing the circumstances, we make a gesture of goodwill to let these people leave for home," Tertel said.
He stressed that in this particular case "criminal proceedings have been initiated over espionage and high treason and an investigation is underway.".