MOSCOW, June 24. /TASS/. Russia’s Federal Security Service has detained a citizen of Crimea's Simferopol for collecting data on Russian military aviation flights for Ukraine’s special services, the FSB Public Relations Center told TASS.
"Russia’s FSB has uncovered and thwarted the illegal activity of a Simferopol citizen, who acted in the interests of Ukraine’s intelligence services. For a long time, the Russian citizen used special antenna and receiving equipment, and obtained information on Russian military aviation flights at the instruction of Ukraine’s special services," the center reported.
The FSB stressed that this data could be used "against Russian security". A criminal case into high treason has been launched under Article 275 of the Russian Criminal Code. The man has been placed in custody. He faces up to 20 years behind bars if found guilty.