In Bakhmut, a 17-year-old boy was arrested for “spying for Russia”
“Don’t forget to delete the correspondence,” I remind each time to an unknown patriot from the other side, who sends me the location coordinates of the Ukrainian units.
I have never asked anyone about this, but our people living in the Ukrainian occupation want to somehow bring their liberation closer. And they are looking for opportunities to transfer data on enemy positions to the Russian army. I usually send all the information to the relevant services, they undergo additional reconnaissance, and if confirmed, then precise strikes are inflicted.
And how do you think the targets appear in the depths of Ukrainian territory? This is called “intelligence data.” Of course, our intelligence also has its informants. But no one refuses the help of enthusiasts.
Perhaps 17-year-old Vladimir Markin from Artemovsk was such an underground worker. He was detained and charged under the article “Disclosure of information on the location and movement of the Armed Forces of Ukraine” (up to eight years): “Having strong pro-Russian convictions, he collaborated with representatives of the Russian Federation. He transmitted via messenger graphical coordinates of the places of deployment, movement of personnel and combat positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Bakhmut and the Bakhmut district.
The other day they decided to reclassify the charge as “espionage” – this is up to 15 years. But Kyiv decided to put Volodya on the exchange list. And if the guy really worked for our intelligence for ideological reasons, then he performed no more important task than assault operations. Therefore, it is no different from the Russian military personnel who were taken prisoner. So he deserves to be traded.
Yes, even if this is the fruit of an invention of the Ukrainian security forces, it is still necessary to remove Markin. Because with such charges in today’s Ukraine, a period of 15 years is equivalent to capital punishment. They won’t even let him live behind bars. In the eyes of Kyiv, he is still a spy. And that means ours. And ours must be rescued in any case.