Ukraine “exposes” 620 Russian spies operating in Europe

Kyiv: The Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense in Ukraine has obtained a list of Russian FSB officers involved in what it calls criminal activities on behalf of Russia in Europe.

Ukraine’s General Intelligence Directorate said the list consisted of 620 FSB officers. The information revealed the names of the Russian spies, their place of work, registered address and passport data as well as the models and license plates of their cars, Ukrayinska Pravda reported.

The full list of spies can be viewed on the website of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine.

Earlier, Ukraine said it would not open humanitarian corridors from its cities on Monday due to warnings of Russian “provocations” on the routes, the BBC reported.

Corridors had been set up to allow civilians to leave certain towns surrounded by Russian forces.

“Ukraine does not plan to open humanitarian corridors to evacuate civilians from besieged cities on Monday,” Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said.

Vereshchuk said the decision was made because of intelligence reports warning of possible Russian “provocations” along the roads, the BBC reported.

Safe corridors have been set up from Mariupol, Sumy and towns and villages outside the capital kyiv, which are currently surrounded or nearly surrounded by Russian forces.

Meanwhile, the mayor of Mariupol says the beleaguered port city is on the brink of disaster and must be completely evacuated

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