Ukraine detains senior public figures suspected of spying for Russia

21/6/2022 4:16:00 PM

Ukraine detains senior public figures suspected of spying for Russia

Ukraine detains senior public figures suspected of spying for Russia

KYIV, June 21 — Ukraine has detained a senior government official and a business leader suspected of being part of an alleged Russian spy network, the Security Service of Ukraine...

for the latest news you need to know.A KYIV (June 20): Russia said on Sunday it seized a village near Ukraine's industrial city of Sievierodonetsk, a prime target in Moscow's campaign to control the country's east, as the head of NATO predicted the war could last for years.A BRUSSELS (June 21): European Union leaders are set to keep pressure high on Russia at a summit this week when they will underline that work continues on sanctions, according to a draft document, with gold being considered for a possible next round.06- 21- 2022 04:55 PM Firefighters work to put out a fire at Lysychansk Oil Refinery after if was hit by a missile at Lysychansk, Luhansk region, Ukraine, April 16, 2022.

Tuesday, 21 Jun 2022 7:51 PM MYT KYIV, June 21 — Ukraine has detained a senior government official and a business leader suspected of being part of an alleged Russian spy network, the Security Service of Ukraine said today.The Security Service (SBU) did not name the two suspects but identified them as a senior official in the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers and a department head at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a business lobby.Russian state news agency TASS reported that many Ukrainian fighters had surrendered there.It said in a statement on the Telegram app that it had carried out a"multi-stage special operation" to neutralise the alleged spy ring.The text is a compromise between Nordic and Eastern countries who pushed for a clear reference to a seventh package in the summit statement, and nations such as Germany and the Netherlands who instead cautioned to focus on applying existing measures rather than immediately add more."As a result: in Kyiv, the head of a department of the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers and the head of one of the directorates of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry were detained," the SBU said.NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said supplying state-of-the-art weaponry to Ukrainian troops would boost the chance of freeing its eastern region of Donbas from Russian control, Germany's Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported."These officials passed on various intelligence information to the enemy: from the state of our defence capability to arrangements at the state border and personal data of Ukrainian law enforcement officers.Lysychansk, which had a pre-war population of around 100,000 people is just adjacent to Severodonetsk where Russian and Ukrainian troops have been fighting intensely for control of the city.

" Russia did not immediately comment on the SBU statement.24 invasion.Although no new package is currently being prepared, work is ongoing to identify sectors that could be hit, officials said.The two main suspects were shown sitting in front of a Ukrainian flag in a video and saying they had collaborated with Moscow, with whom Ukraine has been at war since Russia invaded its neighbour on Feb.24.We must not let up in supporting Ukraine," Stoltenberg was quoted as saying.It was not immediately clear whether they spoke under duress.A person familiar with the work on sanctions told Reuters the European Commission was working on adding gold to a possible next round of sanctions, although it was not yet clear whether the measure could ban export to Russia, imports from Russia or both.The SBU said Russia paid the suspects from US$2,000 (RM8,794.Luhansk Governor Serhiy Gaidai told Ukrainian TV that fighting made evacuations from the city impossible, but that"all Russian claims that they control the town are a lie.- AFP.

20) to US$15,000 per task, depending on the level of secrecy and the importance of the information.One of the men said in the video he had received a total of US$33,000 for his activities, and the other said he received US$27,000." Among the communities around Sievierdonestk, Gaidai told Ukraine TV that a Russian attack on Toshkivka, 35 km (20 miles) south,"had a degree of success.One, who had the code name"Kireev", said he had collaborated since 2016.The other said he had done so since 2019.KHARKIV STRIKES Britain's Ministry of Defence said on Sunday that both Russia and Ukraine have continued heavy bombardment around Sievierodonestk"with little change to the front line.— Reuters Advertisement.

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