Russia Arrests a 'Spy' in Luhansk; Germany Talks Ukraine's EU Future
Combat Intense in the Breakaway Region
Russian authorities have arrested a resident of the Luhansk region in Ukraine who passed along information to Ukraine about the movement of the Russian military, the Russian state-linked media agency TASS wrote on October 2.
"It has been established that a native of the city of Rubezhnoye, acting on the orders of a person involved in foreign intelligence, sought to assist the Ukrainian armed formations and collected and transferred information of a military nature, namely, data on the locations and movements of units of the LPR People's Militia the Russian armed forces. The defendant is in custody," the Russian Federal Security Service's press office told TASS Media, as they were quoted by TASS.
Following the arrest, Russia has opened a formal criminal case against the accused person.
The Luhansk region, which Russia calls the Lugansk's People's Republic, has been the center of many struggles during the Ukraine war. It is now a renewed part of the political upheaval between Ukraine and Russia, as the European Union discusses adding Ukraine, including the Luhansk region, into the European Union.
European Pravda reported that, during a recent visit to the region,German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock had stated that the European Union would soon stretch "from Lisbon to Luhansk."
In recent news from the warfront, a firefight video captured in Kreminna, which is within the region of Luhansk, went viral, as it showed a Ukrainian soldier exchange fire with Russia, and captured the moment the soldier's rifle jammed. The video highlights the intensity of combat stakes in the region. Media reports explained that Ukraine has been slowly "pushing back" Russian forces in the region.
Russia has been vocally critical of overtures from the West for Ukraine to join Western alliances, warning of trouble "for many years" if Ukraine was granted membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Reuters reported in June.