According to a renowned UK defense think group, Russia’s security and intelligence agencies have had more success in Ukraine than its army.
According to a research by the Royal United Services Institute, Russian intelligence agencies started preparing for the invasion of Ukraine as early as June 2021. (Rusi).
According to Rusi, the Federal Security Service (FSB) has quickly gained control over the populace in Ukraine’s occupied regions.
It claims that the report was put together using sources, including confiscated documents.
Other sources included Ukrainian intelligence agents, intercepted communications, and fieldwork.
According to researchers, the FSB is able to identify pro-Kyiv persons that its agents wish to arrest and question by downloading government computer hard drives.