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Russian agent tried to join the Azov Regiment, but failed

Friday, 16 September 2022, 14:54
Russian agent tried to join the Azov Regiment, but failed


The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) reports that it has detained a Russian agent who tried to join the special combat unit of the Azov regiment.

Source: SSU press service


Quote from SSU: "According to the investigation, the detainee turned out to be a resident of the Donbas, who in 2015 joined the groups of the terrorist organisation "DPR" [self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic – ed.].

There he was part of the so-called "1st and 2nd Army Corps" controlled by the Russian Federation. In particular, he served in the special purpose unit of the "Republican Guard of the DPR"."

Details: The occupier took an active part in hostilities against Ukrainian troops in the east of Ukraine until 2018. 


Later, the militant left his leaders and travelled to the Russian Federation. There he was recruited by the Russian secret services to carry out reconnaissance and subversive activities.


To complete the mission, the suspect was transferred from the territory of the Russian Federation to Ukraine before the start of the full-scale invasion.

It is reported that, in the event of him infiltrating the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, he could transfer to his Russian "handlers" data on the locations and movements of Ukrainian troops, as well as the number of their personnel and equipment.

SSU employees promptly exposed and detained the agent as he tried to pass the Azov selection process.

Currently, he has been notified of suspicion under Part 1 of Article 258-3 (participation in a terrorist group or terrorist organisation) of the Criminal Code and a preventive measure in the form of detention has been chosen.


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