Ukrainian security officials said yesterday they had arrested a Ukrainian woman on suspicion of aiding Russia’s intelligence services, including involvement in an assassination attempt on President Volodymyr Zelenskyy last month.

“The security service detained an informant of the special services of the Russian Federation who, on the eve of the recent working trip of the president of Ukraine to the Mykolaiv region, was gathering intelligence about the planned visit,” Ukraine’s State Security Service, the SBU, said in a statement posted on its website.

“The perpetrator tried to establish the time and list of locations of the approximate route of the head of state,” the statement said.

Zelensky has made semiregular, unannounced visits to formerly occupied territories or areas near the front line—visits that require extreme caution due to the possibility of targeted Russian attacks. He visited the southern Ukrainian regions of Odessa and Mykolaiv at the end of July.

The statement said the suspected Russian informant was “a former saleswoman in a military store on the territory of one of the military units” in the town of Ochakiv, which Zelensky visited.

A Ukrainian government official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the information, said that the woman was detained on August 1. Her identity has not been revealed. Foreign Media