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Russian citizen sentenced to 13 years in prison for espionage for the United States

Russia sentences ex-US marine to 16 years in prison for espionage

Yuri Yeshchenko tried to transfer secret information about the Russian Northern Fleet to the CIA

Russian court sentenced Russian citizen convicted of espionage for the United States to 13 years in prison.Russian citizen sentenced to 13 years in prison for espionage for the United States This is stated in a statement released on Friday by the Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia..

On November 17, the Bryansk Regional Court found Yuri Yeshchenko “guilty of high treason”. The court ruling says he will serve his sentence “in harsh conditions” in a maximum security prison.

According to the FSB, Yeshchenko tried to transfer secret information about the Russian Northern Fleet to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and pleaded guilty to charges of espionage, saying that he regretted what he had done..

According to the FSB, Yeschenko was engaged in the maintenance of electronic systems used on the ships of the Northern Fleet..Russian citizen sentenced to 13 years in prison for espionage for the United States He copied classified documents from 2015 to 2017, and in 2019 made contact with the CIA.

FSB agents arrested Yeshchenko in the Bryansk region in July 2019 at the time of the transfer of classified materials to a CIA representative, the Russian intelligence agency said in a statement.

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