THE names and phone numbers of more than 600 Russian spies have been published by Ukraine.
Vladimir Putin’s spooks have suffered a massive and embarrassing security blunder, the latest in Russian’s faltering invasion of its neighbour.
In total, the details of 620 Russians working for the FSB spy agency “involved in criminal activities” were released by Ukraine’s Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine.
Incredibly the mobile phone numbers and car licence plates are revealed by the Ukrainians.
Their work addresses are revealed, with many of them based at the FSB’s Lubyanka headquarters in Moscow.
The infamous building was previously the headquarters of the Soviet KGB, the predecessor of the FSB, and its name continues to strike fear into Russians.
The leak will be especially galling to Putin has be is a former KGB agent and retains close ties to the FSB.
The leak comes after the Ukraine’s spies released an intercepted call between two FSB agents discussing the death of Major General Vitaly Gerasimov.
They were able to listen to the agents because Russian took out their own secure communications systems by destroying the 3G towers they depend on.
The move by Kyiv’s spies follows the blunders made in the run up to the invasion, when they failed to recognise the resistance Russian forces would face in Ukraine.
Expert on Russian espionage Andrei Soldatov said FSB reports in the run-up to the invasion were “terribly miscalculated”.
He told The Times the spies’ assessment of the situation was “simply not right, which is part of the reason as to why things have gone so badly for Russia”.
Since the invasion, Russian spies have also been killed in the fighting.
GRU military intelligence spy Captain Alexey Glushchak, 31, from Tyumen in Siberia, died in the carnage in Mariupol.
It comes as….
- Ukrainian soldiers have recaptured one of the first towns to fall to Russian invaders.
- Dramatic Call Of Duty-style footage shows the moment a Ukrainian soldier obliterates a Russian tank using a guided missile.
- Murdered Putin rival Boris Nemtsov ‘was tailed’ by an agent linked to Kremlin hit squad as suspect lays siege to Mariupol.
- Up to 40,000 Ukrainians have been snatched from besieged cities and forced into Russian slave labour in a war crime.
- Chilling footage shows injured Russian soldiers looking terrified as they are awarded bravery medals for their role in Putin’s Ukraine invasion.
- Russia wants to split Ukraine in half like North and South Korea, the country’s military intelligence chief has warned.
- A blind mystic who is said to have predicted 9/11 and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine claimed Putin will become “lord of the world”.
- Civilians in Kyiv have resorted to drinking sewage water as the city continues to be bombarded by horror Russian missile strikes.
The GRU was behind the poisoning with Novichok of its former spy Sergei Skripal – who had defected to Britain – in Salisbury.
Pictures emerged of father-of-one Glushchak’s funeral in Russia, where he was buried with full military honours and a guard of honour.
The FSB has also been at work in Ukraine in a bid to put down resistance in occupied areas.
They reportedly kidnapped a young Ukrainian journalist Victoria Roshchina, just hours after her car was shot at.
Nothing is currently known about her whereabouts, and the publication has called on the international community to help uncover more information that could lead to Victoria’s release.
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