In southern Russia, employees of the Federal Security Service detained a soldier suspected of spying for Ukraine. This was reported by the FSB Public Relations Center. The name and surname, as well as the rank of the detainee, are not given.
“A federal citizen of the Russian Federation in the city of Aksay, Rostov Region, on suspicion of treason, has detained a Russian citizen, a serviceman of the Southern Military District,” the report said.
According to the agency, the detainee carried out the task of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. It is noted that he purposefully collected secret military information regarding the Armed Forces of Russia. As the FSB emphasizes, the leak of secret data abroad could be detrimental to the state’s defense.
“The FSB of Russia has instituted criminal proceedings on the grounds of a crime under Article 275 of the Criminal Code of Russia (“ High Treason ”). Investigative actions are ongoing, ”concluded the FSB FSB.
The accused under Article 275 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation faces a sentence of imprisonment of 12 to 20 years. According to normative acts, treason refers to espionage committed by a citizen of the Russian Federation and the issuance of information constituting a state secret to a foreign state, foreign organization or their representatives. The suspect can obtain this information during the course of service, as well as at work or study.
According to the video provided by the department, the military was detained in a private house.
- FSB operational video
Note that earlier this month in the Rostov region under the article “Divulging State Secrets” was detained the head of the regional department of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) Muslim Dakhkhaev and his deputies. According to the official website of the Main Directorate of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, the posts of deputies were occupied by Colonel of the Internal Service Konstantin Senokosov, Colonel of the Internal Service Andrei Lyubovin and Lieutenant Colonel of the Internal Service Mikhail Koroteev.
The Leninsky District Court of Rostov-on-Don detained Dakhkhaev following a closed-door meeting. Meanwhile, the official’s defense said that he was charged with violating the secret document flow.
“Sounds loud - disclosure of state secrets. In fact, a violation of the secret document flow inside the organization is charged. What many terrible things write (in the media. - RT ) is ridiculous, ”lawyer Alexander Zamansky quotes TASS.
Detention and Arrest under the Criminal Code
In mid-summer, Alexander Vorobyov, assistant to the plenipotentiary of the President of Russia in the Urals Federal District, was accused of treason. He is the current state adviser to the Russian Federation of the 3rd class. As stated by the plenipotentiary of the head of state in the Urals Federal District Nikolai Tsukanov, he is shocked by what happened.
“The court order of August 30 extended the detention of Vorobiev to Alexander Vladimirovich for three months and one day, and only up to five months, that is, until December 5,” said court spokeswoman Ksenia Pervovlasenko on September 4.
In addition, in early June, Viktor Kudryavtsev, a scientist Roman Kovalyov, who served as deputy head of the department of spacecraft of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), became a defendant in a criminal case about state treason of an employee of the Central Scientific Research Institute of Mechanical Engineering (TsNIImash). As a source of Interfax reported, he is suspected of transferring information about research on dual-use technologies abroad.
At the same time, in September, Kudryavtsev himself, who was accused of transferring secret Russian developments in the field of hypersound abroad, was changed the measure of restraint. The 75-year-old scientist was released on his own recognizance not to leave the house due to his state of health.
In addition, under the article “High Treason”, closed trials are held against Sergei Petushkov, Yuri Yeshchenko, Konstantin Antents. No details of the criminal acts committed by them are given.
In addition, in early 2019, former FSB colonel Sergei Mikhailov (22 years in a maximum security colony), employee of Kaspersky Lab Ruslan Stoyanov (14 years old), businessman George Fomchenko (7) were sentenced to prison terms in a case of state treason in favor of the United States years) and ex-FSB officer Dmitry Dokuchaev (6 years old).