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    Estonia Resident Pleads Guilty to Collecting Troop Data in Western Russia - FSB

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    Estonian resident Arsen Mardaleishvili has admitted to collecting troop data in Russia's Western Military District, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Mardaleishvili has been sentenced to 11 years in Russia on charges of espionage, a court spokeswoman told Sputnik on Wednesday.

    "During the trial, Mardaleishvili… pleaded guilty to collecting and handing over to representatives of the Estonian Ministry of Internal Affairs' Internal Security Service state secrets concerning units and formations of the Western Military District for monetary compensation," the FSB said.

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