Japanese Foreign Ministry officially announced Putin's visit on December 15-16Russian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 7:04
Putin to meet with head of Eurasian Economic CommissionRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 6:22
Russian envoy says relations with NATO started deteriorating long before Ukrainian crisisWorld December 08, 4:55
Contact Group agrees to settle water cuts issue in Lugansk within 7 days ― OSCE envoyWorld December 08, 2:58
Glencore expects deal on purchasing stake in Rosneft to close in mid-DecemberBusiness & Economy December 08, 2:03
Italian Prime Minister Renzi officially resignsWorld December 08, 1:27
43 ceasefire violations reported in Syria in 24 hours ― Russian Defense MinistryWorld December 08, 1:16
One reconciliation agreement signed in Syria in 24 hours ― Russian Defense MinistryWorld December 08, 0:26
Lavrov confirms to Kerry Russia backs US proposal on Aleppo from December 2Russian Politics & Diplomacy December 07, 23:57
PSKOV, June 2. /TASS/. The Pskov regional court will consider on Tuesday the extension of the pre-trial measure for Estonian citizen Eston Kohver. In addition to smuggling, espionage, illegal border crossing, he is now also accused of the illegal bearing of arms, which entails a maximum of three additional years in prison, the court spokeswoman Yuliya Pron told TASS.
"The extension of the custody term for Kohver will be considered today at 07:00 GMT by judge Larisa Bobrova. The date of the first court hearing is expected to be announced today," Pron said.
The court confirmed that the Estonian national had been transferred from Moscow to Pskov on June 1 and would attend the hearing. Kohver detained in Russia on espionage charges has remained in custody for nearly nine months.
The trial will be closed, but the media will be informed about the beginning of court hearings, Pron added.
Kohver, an officer from the Estonian Interior Ministry’s security police department, was detained in Russia’s north-western Pskov region on September 5, 2014, for allegedly carrying out an undercover operation on the territory of Russia.
The Russian Federal Security Service reported at that time that a handgun, Ђ5,000 in cash, special covert audio recording equipment and materials indicative of a spying mission were confiscated from Kohver, when he was detained.
Estonian authorities insist that Kohver was abducted by Russian law enforcers on the territory of Estonia and then was transferred across the borderline into Russia’s Pskov Region.