Russian informant detained for ‘helping Moscow prepare missile attacks’

A Russian informant has been detained in Dnipro for allegedly sending information to Moscow to help it prepare missile attacks, Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office has reported. 

The man, who has not been named, was recruited by the Russian special service in June, it said. 

Since then, the office claimed he has collected data on: 

  • “The movement of military equipment”
  • The “location of the Ukrainian air defence system” 
  • The location of “electrical and railway stations” in Dnipro
Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office/ Telegram

The suspect filmed infrastructure on his phone and sent videos and text messages to Russia on Telegram, it added. 

“At the same time, the man realised the occupiers used the received intelligence to prepare new missile attacks on the city’s energy facilities,” it wrote on Telegram

The man was paid between $50 and $100 for each piece of information, it added.