Russia detains Ukrainian consul

Source : 112 Ukraine

The diplomat was allegedly detained while receiving information of a classified nature
12:31, 17 April 2021

The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB)
Open source

Russia has detained a Ukrainian diplomat for allegedly receiving classified information from a database of the country’s main security agency. This was reported by RIA-Novosti. 

"Ukrainian consul Oleksandr Sosoniuk was detained in St. Petersburg while receiving information of a classified nature during a meeting with a citizen of the Russian Federation," the message says.

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The source explains that the detained Ukrainian diplomat allegedly tried to obtain information contained in the databases of law enforcement agencies and the FSB.

As we reported earlier, Russia imposed personal sanctions against six US high-ranking officials. They are prohibited from entering the territory of the Russian Federation. This was reported by the press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

"In response to the sanctions imposed by the US Administration against Russian officials on March 2, the entry into the Russian Federation of current and former American high-ranking officials and figures involved in the implementation of the anti-Russian course is prohibited," the message says.

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