In Kyiv, they continue to identify suspicious individuals who may be involved in sabotage work.
Oleksiy Gromov, Deputy Head of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, said this at a briefing at the Ukraine Media Center – Ukrinform.
The Kyiv regional military administration reports that after the end of hostilities near the capital, the activity of saboteurs in the Kiev region has decreased. Yes, indeed, a certain part of the saboteurs was destroyed, but it is possible that another part of the saboteurs went into the so-called sleep mode and is waiting for new tasks from their Moscow curators. Directly in Kyiv, they continue to identify suspicious persons who may be involved in sabotage work,” Gromov said.
According to him, over the past week, two citizens of Ukraine were detained, who, when checking mobile phones, found photographs with fixing the railway infrastructure of Kyiv.
In addition, in the Shevchenkovsky district of the capital, patrol officers detained a woman who had photos of roadblocks on her phone.
“In the Dnieper region, patrol officers detained a man who, according to police information databases, is involved in the activities of illegal armed groups in the occupied territories,” a representative of the General Staff said.
He added that a man was detained in the Obolonsky district of the capital, who was found to have a photo of the placement of military equipment, the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other components of the defense forces. It turned out that this man made calls to numbers with the code of Russian mobile operators.
Gromov stressed that the analysis of the available information indicates that the enemy continues to focus on reconnaissance of critical infrastructure facilities and so-called decision-making facilities.
Information about these objects can be used by the enemy both for reconnaissance purposes and directly for planning missile strikes, he explained.
Gromov referred to the information of the Security Service of Ukraine, according to which the activities of agents and DRG “continue to be recorded in the western regions of Ukraine in order to carry out sabotage on the routes of delivery of humanitarian and military aid from partner countries, in the central and southern regions of Ukraine – in order to clarify the coordinates of military facilities and critical infrastructure for missile or air strikes.”
As reported, First Deputy Interior Minister Yevgeny Yenin said that in June 30 saboteurs had already been detained in Ukraine, 11 of which were in Kyiv.
In total, as a result of the work of 123 counter-sabotage groups in the National Police of Ukraine, more than 800 people were detained, who are suspected of sabotage and reconnaissance activities and then were transferred under investigation to the SBU.