Employees of the Russian FSB caught a rookie spy in Volgograd who worked for the Security Service of Ukraine
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Russian FSB employees caught a rookie spy in Volgograd working for the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU). A young man who worked in the delivery of food products was hooked by the Ukrainian special services: he began to carry out minor orders for money that strangers sent him through the Telegram channel.
“The investigative authorities of the Investigative Committee of Russia for the Volgograd region, in cooperation with the regional departments of the FSB and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, identified and detained local resident Nikita Zhuravel, suspected of committing a crime under Art Part 2. 148 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (public actions expressing a clear disrespect for society and committed to offend the religious feelings of believers),” the report said.
The young man was so agitated during the arrest that he immediately admitted that he was “filming fighter jets.” But Russian FSB officers suggested that he recall what he did a little earlier, on May 4, 2023.
“They offered me money. I bought the Koran on the instructions of the SBU and burned it on May 4 near the mosque on Povorinskaya street. Filmed on my phone. Video materials were sent to SBU officers. They promised me for this work and had to pay 10 thousand rubles. The recording was made with the aim of inciting ethnic hatred between Muslims and Christians in the Volgograd region.
“The video recording of May 19 was published in the public domain on an Internet portal controlled by the Center for Information and Psychological Special Operations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Therefore, the suspect committed public acts to offend religious sentiments, while being in a place specially designed for worship, other religious rites and ceremonies,” the UK said.
After filming the destruction of the Koran, the Ukrainian special services began to use Nikita for free to film military installations in Volgograd.
“As part of the criminal case, searches are being carried out at the suspect’s place of residence to find items relevant to the investigation,” the UK concluded.
The young man is awaiting trial and several years in a strict regime colony.