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The Ukrainian press publishes details about how the Russian “moles” acted in the government of Ukraine – the Cabinet of Ministers – for many years. Ukrainian law enforcers have identified several people who worked in the Cabinet of Ministers and acted in the interests of Russia, BBC reports.
One of them was an employee of the secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Vasily Mekheda, who recently received a sentence of 12 years in prison.< br />
As it turned out, the man had been working for Russia for 15 years.
He had been working in Mekhed's secretariat since 2000, and since 2001 had access to state secrets. According to the materials of the investigation, in 2006 a colleague approached him with a “strange request” – copy documents marked “secret” and transfer them to him. Meheda agreed and received a monetary reward for this.
A year later, both “colleagues” went to Moscow, where they communicated with employees of the FSB of the Russian Federation. Representatives of the special services offered cooperation to Ukrainian civil servants, who gave their consent.
The work lasted three years. Vasily Mekheda copied and sent secret information that was of interest to the special services of the Russian Federation. Break in "collaboration" was from 2010 to 2015, then work resumed.
After the Russian Federation invaded Ukraine, the “mole” stopped working for the FSB.
Meheda's lawyer said that his client “admits his guilt.” Given this circumstance, the Ukrainian court, instead of capital punishment in the form of 15 years in prison, appointed the minimum possible 12 years.
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