Russian FSB detains former naval officer who is accused of passing information to Ukrainian intelligence

A former Russian officer of the Black Sea Fleet has been detained by the FSB in the Crimean city of Sevastopol for allegedly providing information to Ukrainian intelligence agencies, TASS reported.

"On November 22, Russia’s Federal Security Service detained a former officer of the Black Sea Fleet headquarters, reserves Captain II rank Leonid Parkhomenko," a source told the Russian news agency.

"Parkhomenko was fulfilling tasks given to him by the Ukrainian military intelligence, and provided classified information on the Black Sea Fleet’s activities to the foreign secret service,” the source claimed.

The FSB has accused Parkhomenko of treason, a violation of article 275 of the Russian Criminal Code and punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

  Ukraine, Russia, Crimea, FSB

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