Former Journalist Safronov: Russia detained a suspected Nato spy

The Russian domestic secret service FSB has taken a prominent consultant to the space Agency Roscosmos for high treason fixed. The 30-year-old Ivan Safronov had

Former Journalist Safronov: Russia detained a suspected Nato spy

The Russian domestic secret service FSB has taken a prominent consultant to the space Agency Roscosmos for high treason fixed. The 30-year-old Ivan Safronov had gathered for the Nato information and this also passed, informed the FSB in Moscow on Tuesday. There have been state secrets for military-technical cooperation, defence and national security of Russia. The secret service released a Video of the arrest. Also as a Journalist in Russia is well-known Safronov dismissed the accusations as absurd.

According to an announcement from Roscosmos, the arrest is not in connection with Safronows work at the authority, where he advises the chief, Dmitry Rogozin, and for communication tasks is responsible. He was replaced in may, Roscosmos and I had no access to state secrets. Safronov is a well-known Journalist in Russia, who had also worked at the newspaper "Kommersant" and there, including on military Affairs reported.

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According to his lawyers he is accused of, to have in his time as a Journalist for the Czech secret service on behalf of the United States. test It was therefore alleged information on the work of Russia in the Middle East and Africa. Safronov think that his work as a Journalist on the case.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, according to the Agency Interfax that the arrest was connected with Safronows of previous journalistic work. Details be the Kremlin, however, is not known. President Vladimir Putin had not been informed, said Peskov. He will assume that the counter-espionage of Russia, quality of the hood work.

in solidarity with the respected former journalists gathered on Tuesday, many people in front of the FSB headquarters in Moscow. At the vigils, the well-known presenter and former presidential candidate Xenia Sobchak should be taken according to Reports, more than 20 people, including.

Safronov to the media a report in "Kommersant reports have been written" over Russian arms exports, of the secrets includes could have. In a article it went to deliveries of fighter jets to Egypt. The post was deleted from the website. The editorial is solid, the linearized with Safronov and called him a "true patriot" who had proudly written about the military and space travel in Russia. The human rights activist Olga Romanova said, for the publication of alleged secret information is not the Journalist should be punished, responsible for the source to be.

Updated Date: 08 July 2020, 06:19

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