Ukraine nabs Russian agent trying to enroll in its drone school
The Security Service of Ukraine (SBUkr) has arrested and detained a suspect, name withheld, believed to be a member of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) secret agency that attempted to enroll in the country’s drone school in Kyiv, according to a statement from the special service that was published on its official Telegram channel.
The suspected was accused of gathering important information on special units from Ukraine’s unmanned aerial vehicle formations.
According to information provided by The Daily Digest, the Russian agent allegedly received an assignment from a handler earlier in the year.
He was tasked with joining Ukraine’s drone army school in Kyiv so that he could collect information on training grounds.
“After gaining admission to the institution, his mission was to identify the locations of the training grounds of the Defense Forces,” the report from the Security Service of Ukraine read.
But that wasn’t the agent’s only task as the suspect was also tasked with uncovering the location of current drone bases.
Reports say that Russian intelligence was looking for information on where Ukrainian cadets were trained on the use of both attack and reconnaissance drones.