Rus­sian worker passed on de­fence se­crets

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

A RUS­SIAN de­fence com­pany worker has been jailed for eight years af­ter be­ing found guilty of pass­ing mis­sile se­crets to for­eign in­tel­li­gence. Alexan­der Gniteyev was also fined 100,000 rou­bles (£2,000) by a court in the city ofyeka­ter­in­burg. The Rus­sian Fed­eral Se­cu­rity Ser­vice, the top KGB suc­ces­sor agency, said he had given mis­sile se­crets to for­eign in­tel­li­gence, but would not say what coun­try he was spy­ing for. Deputy Prime Min­is­ter Dmitry Ro­gozin said on­twit­ter that Rus­sia should toughen its pu­n­ish­ment for es­pi­onage.

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