Counterintelligence activity is a direct function of the Security Service of Ukraine.
Counterintelligence is the heart of the SBU.
About this in comments the head of the Security Service of Ukraine, Vasyl Malyuk, told journalist Dmytro Komarov.
If you look at the statistical data, more than 300 enemy agents were detected by the SBU last year.
An enemy agent is not always a man in handcuffs on the dock.
“At a certain stage, if he lends himself to being “rewired” and recruited, in the future we can use him to misinform the enemy, influence him and receive some data from him,” Malyuk explained.
And there are those who receive from 13 to 15 years of imprisonment – on average, such terms are now given by a court decision under Article 111 – high treason.
We will remind you that earlier Malyuk told that during the year of the full-scale war, the SBU neutralized hundreds of enemy agents on the territory of Ukraine.
He also reported that the number of Russian cyberattacks on Ukraine increased fivefold compared to 2020.