MOSCOW, March 25. /TASS/. Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has taken a resident of Khabarovsk into custody for attempting to provide classified information to the intelligence services of Ukraine. A criminal charge of high treason has been filed against him, the FSB Public Relations Center told TASS on Friday.
"The Federal Security Service apprehended a Russian citizen residing in Khabarovsk for attempting to provide limited access information to members of Ukraine’s intelligence service. A criminal case has been initiated against the defendant under Article 275 of the Criminal Code of Russia (High Treason)," the statement said.
The Russian Federal Security Service stated that "during the special military operation to demilitarize and denazify Ukraine, a Khabarovsk resident having access to classified information due to his work and pursuing his self-interest anonymously turned to the Ukrainian intelligence service via the Internet, and offered information for cash that could be used to the detriment of Russia’s security, including committing sabotage."
Thanks to the timely measures, the accused failed to implement his scheme.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on February 24 launched a special operation in Ukraine in response to a request for help from the leaders of the Donbass republics. He stressed that Moscow had no plans to occupy Ukrainian territories. Its sole aim, Putin emphasized, is to demilitarize and denazify Ukraine.