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The court in Estonia has sentenced Russian Zinchenko to five years of prison for espionage - RIA Novosti, 5/8/2017


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MOSCOW, on May 8 — RIA Novosti. The Haryyusky district court in Tallinn has sentenced to five years of imprisonment of the citizen of Russia Artemas Zinchenko who allegedly was an agent of Main Intelligence Directorate at the General Staff of VS of Russia (GRU). I have reported the portal of the Estonian TV and radio broadcasting ERR.© of RIA Novosti about it. Olga Soldatenkovav of Estonia have deprived of nationality the wife of the convict for espionage in favor of Rossiirossiyanin to which now 30 years, I was in Estonia since 2013 on the basis of the residence permit. "According to charge of the Public Prosecutor's Office, GRU has enlisted Zinchenko in 2009, since 2013 and before the detention in January, 2017 the man actively participated in secret-service operational work of the Russian foreign intelligence directed to undermining safety of Estonia" — it is said on the website of TV channel. According to the investigation, Zinchenko obtained information on the subjects to the state defense and objects providing the vital services in the territory of Estonia. Also he watched and informed GRU on movements of military equipment by Sil of defense and its allies. He transferred these data to the staff of GRU, including, during the trips to St. Petersburg. The security police (KAPO) and prosecutor's office note that in recent years interest of the Russian intelligence agencies in citizens of Estonia who directly have no access to state тайне.© RIA Novosti is swept especially up. Vladimir Pesnyapereyti in фотобанкВ Estonia claim that in 2016 two people have condemned for work on FSBV April of KAPO has declared that in 2016 I have detained two having double – Estonian and Russian – nationality of men whom FSB has allegedly enlisted to watch the Estonian military and the staff of department of police and frontier protection. Both detainees were engaged in illicit trade. The court has found them guilty and has sentenced one to two and a half, and the second – by three years of imprisonment. Besides, from October, 2015 to February, 2016 the Tartu district court has sentenced to various terms of imprisonment of three men who have been found guilty of crimes against the Estonian state and cooperation with the Russian intelligence agencies. Two of them were citizens of Estonia, one had no гражданства.© Flickr/U.S. Army EuropeВ of Estonia are afraid that Moscow will provoke military of NATO on дракиВ to Prosecutor's office claimed that men worked for FSB one by one. Interest of intelligence agencies allegedly has also been attracted by the fact that all three have been connected with smuggling. The security police declared growth of influence of FSB outside Russia during this period and has accused intelligence agency of the "most aggressive" reconnaissance activity against Estonia. The brightest, according to KAPO, an example of such activity of FSB is "kidnapping" of the police officer Eston Kokhver who was carrying out functions in 2014. "It is necessary to assume that by results of "aggressive reconnaissance activity" it was succeeded to obtain invaluable information: the Estonian security police carefully protected from the Russian intelligence agencies the main Estonian secret that

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