Ukrainian doctor spying for Russia to serve 15 years in prison

Ukrainian doctor spying for Russia to serve 15 years in prison

The Cherkasy regional court of appeal upheld the verdict handed down by a lower-instance court sentencing the resident of Cherkasy to 15 years of imprisonment for treason.

This was reported by the Cherkasy Regional Prosecutor's Office, Ukrinform saw.

"Prosecutors proved in court that a local doctor, 46, acting on behalf of the Russian FSB handlers, gathered and forwarded intelligence for the benefit of the aggressor state. He sent it his handlers through the Telegram messenger," the report reads.

It is noted that the data included the locations of checkpoints, military facilities, and law enforcement buildings in Cherkasy and across the region.

Read also: Rescue operation in Cherkasy: 13 people evacuated following Russian missile strike

According to the prosecutor's office, the Russian asset also attempted to locate the positions of Ukraine’s air defense systems deployed in the region to protect critical infrastructure.

The perpetrator has been in custody since January 2023.

As reported by Ukrinform, a deputy of the city council is on trial in Cherkasy, who at the beginning of the war was expecting the arrival of Russian troops in hopes to become a local “Gauleiter”.

Sign up for our free newsletter

Let’s get started read our news at facebook messenger > > > Click here for subscribe

While citing and using any materials on the Internet, links to the website not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. In addition, citing the translated materials of foreign media outlets is possible only if there is a link to the website and to the website of a foreign media outlet. Citing and using materials in offline media, mobile apps, Smart TV are allowed only with written permission from Ukrinform. News and publications marked as "Advertisement" and "PR" and articles in the section "Releases" include promoted content, and an advertiser is responsible for the content.

© 2015-2023 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica

Extended searchHide extended search
By period: