The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Counterintelligence unit, in a swift operation, has apprehended an agent of the Russian special services who was working as a spotter for Russian forces, and who had adjusted a missile attack on a café in the center of Kramatorsk on June 27. 

Vasyl Malyuk, the head of the SBU, made an official statement on Wednesday, June 28.

The arrested individual turned out to be an activated sleeper agent of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (GRU).

He was given the task of assessing whether the café was open and if there were any customers present on Tuesday.

Using a concealed camera, the GRU agent recorded the premises and nearby parked cars. Later, the suspect transmitted the recorded file to Russian military intelligence. 


Subsequently, the Russians launched an attack on the café, which had numerous visitors at the time.

The investigation reveals that the enemy agent is a resident of Kramatorsk and an employee of a local gas transportation company. He was recruited by the Russian GRU remotely prior to the full-scale invasion. His primary mission was to gather intelligence on the bases and movements of the Defense Forces in Sloviansk and Kramatorsk.

Additionally, he was tasked with providing information on the locations of critical local infrastructure and areas with a high concentration of civilian population.

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