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Russia claims about detention of Ukrainian spy in Tolyatti
14:17, 30 November 2017
Russia claims about detention of Ukrainian spy in Tolyatti

Serhy Sotnikov accused of collection of information on the local shipyard

14:17, 30 November 2017

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Russia claimed about the detention of Serhy Sotnikov, the Ukrainian that supposedly was a spy of the SBU and collected the information on the local shipyard where he worked as RIA News reported citing the source in the law enforcement in Samara region, Russia.

According to RIA News, Sotnikov confessed during the questioning that he worked as the integrator of ships until June at Kherson plant.

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‘An officer of the security service of Ukraine named Danylo called him in 2016 and offered him to assist the SBU. He agreed and got the nickname ‘Serzh’’, the message said.

Danylo ordered Sotnikov to collect information on the plant in Tolyatti before his trip to Russia. Also, the edition cited the words of Sotnikov from the video of the questioning.

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‘I did not work on the other orders of the SBU. I did not provide the information on the Tolyatti plant to anyone’, Sotnikov claimed.

It was also stated that Sotnikov did not have enough time to pass the collected information to the Ukrainian special services and he will not be judged for the espionage but only deported.

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As we reported the SBU detained Ramzan Tsitsulaev, former representative of Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov. The officers brought him to the Russian border, where Russian law enforcers were already waiting to arrest him.

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