Russian army contractor pleads responsible to excessive treason after copying prime secret paperwork to ship to CIA


A Russian man has been sentenced to 13 years in jail after being caught making an attempt to move secret details about the nation’s Northern Fleet to America’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Yury Eshchenko, who labored for a company that serviced radio-electronic techniques on naval ships, pleaded responsible to excessive treason, and can serve his sentence in a high-security jail.From 2015 to 2017, Eshchenko rigorously copied documentation about weapons techniques used within the Northern Fleet, in keeping with the Federal Security Service (FSB). In early 2019, he established contact with American officers. He was arrested later that 12 months, in July. The actual particulars of what Eshchenko copied haven’t been made public.

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Based in Severomorsk, a closed metropolis within the far north of Russia’s Kola Peninsula, the Northern Fleet is answerable for operations and protection alongside the Arctic coast, together with the Barents Sea and Kara Sea.Eshchenko will not be the one Russian to have confronted prices of excessive treason in 2020. Earlier this 12 months, a courtroom sentenced army historian and Armed Forces reservist Andrey Zhukov to 12 and a half years after sharing details about the military on the web. In July, former journalist Ivan Safronov was controversially arrested by state safety after allegedly passing data to the Czech Republic. Think your mates would have an interest? Share this story!