NewsSBU thwarts Russian plot to poison Ukrainian commanders in Zaporizhzhia

SBU thwarts Russian plot to poison Ukrainian commanders in Zaporizhzhia

Another success for the SBU. A Ukrainian worked for the Russians.
Another success for the SBU. A Ukrainian worked for the Russians.
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12:56 PM EDT, March 12, 2024

Anton Heraszczenko, an advisor to the head of the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs, regularly shares updates about the war in Ukraine on his X platform profile (formerly known as Twitter).

On Tuesday, he reported that the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) apprehended a soldier acting under the orders of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB), who attempted to poison the AFU command in Zaporizhzhia.

The investigation uncovered that the soldier aimed to contaminate the water supply of a bathhouse-laundry complex frequented by AFU commanders in Zaporizhzhia with a toxic substance. Fortunately, he was caught ahead of time during the preparation phase.

The coercion of the soldier by the Russian Federation was confirmed, following the kidnapping of his parents living in an occupied region.

SBU's relentless pursuit of adversaries

Occurrences where Ukrainians side with Vladimir Putin's forces are documented. In February, the TV Biełsat profile on the X platform detailed the arrest of a 45-year-old man who identified railway stations used for transporting military equipment to the frontline, recorded the coordinates of Ukrainian weapon storages, and acquired information on the locations of military hospitals treating SZU soldiers.

The Security Service of Ukraine has stated that these activities were meant to assist the Russians in planning attacks on Ukrainian facilities.

Moreover, security officials have recently captured an informant for the Russian special services, who was directing Russian air strikes on essential infrastructure in Kharkiv and looking for information about air defenses.

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