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Kyiv says bug found in office for general’s aides

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Ukrainian authorities said Monday that they had discovered a listening device in an office intended for aides to the country’s army chief, a day after revealing a bug had been found in an office intended for his aides.

The SBU security services had said Sunday that they discovered a bug in one of the offices of commander-in-chief Valery Zaluzhny, but that the device was not operational.

On Monday, the Ukrainian military — expanding on the SBU statement — said that similar devices were found in a workplace designated for his support staff.

A source familiar with the case confirmed to AFP that the discovered devices targeted two offices, one belonging to Zaluzhny and another for assistants.

Zaluzhny said in comments published by Ukrainian media that he had been due to move to the office where the devices were found on Monday, and that he did not believe any classified information could have been leaked.

“I work in several places. This happened in one of them. I haven’t been there for a long time. But we checked and found it,” he said.

He added that an investigation had been opened.


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