Russia's Ex-Black Sea Fleet Member Detained for Passing State Secrets to Ukraine

© Photo : Public relations center of Federal Security Service / Go to the photo bankRussia's Federal Security Service detains former Black Sea Fleet staff member Leonid Parkhomenko
Russia's Federal Security Service detains former Black Sea Fleet staff member Leonid Parkhomenko - Sputnik International
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According to Federal Security Service, a former service member of the Russian Black Sea Fleet has been detained in Crimea on suspicion of gathering intelligence on the fleet's activities and passing state secrets to Ukraine.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) A former service member of the Russian Black Sea Fleet has been detained in Crimea on suspicion of gathering intelligence on the fleet's activities and passing state secrets to Ukraine, the Federal Security Service (FSB) said Thursday.

"Former member of the Black Sea Fleet, reserve Capt. 2nd Rank Leonid S. Parkhomenko, has been detained by the Russian FSB in the city of Sevastopol on November 22," the service said.

Parkhomenko is suspected of passing classified information to the Defense Intelligence office of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense.

The FSB said it opened a high treason case under the Russian Criminal Code and is conducting an investigation.

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