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Russia's FSB Exposes Man Who Tried to Sell Military Secrets to Foreign Special Services

Sputnik News

10:55 27.11.2019(updated 12:12 27.11.2019)

UFA, Russia (Sputnik) - The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has exposed an attempt by a resident of the western city of Izhevsk to sell information about national secret military space developments to foreign special services, the FSB's department for the Udmurt Republic said on Wednesday.

"An Izhevsk resident has been exposed, who has made attempts to initiate contact with a foreign diplomatic mission to provide information about secret developments, related to the military space sphere, on a paid-for basis," the FSB said in a press release.

"The person involved aimed at enriching himself through selling secret information to the foreign side," the FSB specified.

According to the FSB, the man intended to create an organization aimed at obtaining military secrets, on the territory of the Udmurt Republic.

It has been revealed that he used to have access to classified information.

As the man has not committed high treason, no criminal case has been launched. Instead, he has received an "official warning about the inadmissibility of creating conditions for committing crimes."

While the FSB has not specified where the malefactor intended to obtain secret information from, it can be noted that there is a radio manufacturing plant in Izhevsk, where equipment for boosters and their upper stages, satellites, manned and cargo spacecraft, and orbital stations is produced.

Apart from that, the Votkinsk Machine Building Plant is located in the Udmurt Republic. Strategic missiles Topol-M and Yars, Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile, and Iskander-M ballistic missile are produced there.


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