The Security Service of Ukraine explained that the words of the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, Oleksiy Danilov, about alleged russian spies in the Security Service of Ukraine were incorrectly interpreted. In reality, this does not correspond to the truth, and Ukrainian special services regularly neutralize any attempts by the enemy to use enemy agents. This was reported in a comment to RBC-Ukraine by the SSU press service.
"Countering the attempts of enemy special services to establish their agent networks and destabilize the situation in Ukraine is one of the key directions of the SSU's activities. We record such manifestations and systematically and effectively neutralize the activities of those who intend to harm national security", - the SSU stated.
The agency reminded that during 2022-2023, the Security Service exposed more than 2,000 traitors and identified over 300 agents of foreign intelligence services.
"Among those exposed are people's deputies Viktor Medvedchuk, Andriy Derkach, Oleksandr Ponomariov, Oleksandr Dubinsky, the former head of the Main Directorate of the SSU in Crimea, Oleh Kulynych, and others", - the SSU noted.
Such results, in particular, became a consequence of the SSU strengthening its counterintelligence activities, changing personnel approaches to its work, and undergoing a process of internal cleansing, emphasized the security service.
"The Security Service of Ukraine neutralizes any attempts by the russian FSB and intelligence to use their agent potential in the conditions of war, and does everything possible to completely eradicate enemy networks", - concluded the press service in their comment to the publication.
Earlier it was reported that the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Danilov stated that russia has activated its network of spies in Ukraine to "drive a wedge" between Zelensky and Zaluzhny.