A court docket in Moscow has ordered the arrest of a Russian man on suspicions he has handed delicate data to the West. Demuri Voronin labored as a marketing consultant within the German parliament, advising on power coverage, studies declare.
On Friday, a choose on the Lefortovo Court mentioned that Voronin would stay behind bars whereas prosecutors put together a case in opposition to him for prime treason. A supply informed the Interfax newswire that he “is suspected of transferring information constituting a state secret to one of the NATO countries. In the near future, there are plans to bring charges against him.”
Local media additionally reported that Voronin had mentioned he labored within the Bundestag in Berlin, offering analytic providers alongside the nation’s parliamentarians. “According to Voronin himself,” a supply mentioned, “he worked there for some time, about a year, providing consulting support.”
A person by the identical identify is listed because the director of a liquidated administration consultancy agency, Resost LLC. Its different specializations had been listed because the administration of holding firms and “other recruiting activities.” The now defunct enterprise had a registered deal with simply off Lubyanka Square in Moscow, the place Russia’s elite FSB safety company relies.
Last 12 months, Ivan Safronov, a former correspondent for Moscow newspapers Kommersant and Vedemosti, was detained on spying prices. Prosecutors consider he had transferred secret information to spooks within the Czech Republic, a member of the NATO navy bloc. He had been working for Roscosmos, Russia’s area company, on the time of his arrest.
Due to the similarities within the allegations, Safronov’s lawyer was requested on Friday whether or not there was any connection between him and Voronin. Ivan Pavlov, nonetheless, mentioned it was unlikely that the instances had been linked. “I have not heard anything about Safronov’s connection to the Voronin case,” he informed TASS. “However, we have not discussed Voronin’s arrest with Safronov yet.”
“Voronin is a renowned expert. They could probably have been acquainted. But their acquaintance does not mean that their cases are connected,” he added.
In August final 12 months, a Russian military officer from the nation’s secretive Strategic Missile Forces was arrested by the FSB. Officials say he had been passing confidential data to Ukrainian spies; he faces as much as 20 years in jail if convicted.
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