Pensioner in southern Russia convicted of espionage for Ukraine

Pensioner in southern Russia convicted of espionage for Ukraine

The defendant was found guilty of transmitting information about the location of the border troops.

Rostov’s Regional Court sentenced Vladimir Morgunov, 72, who was convicted of treason in favor of Ukraine, to 12 years in a maximum security penal colony, DON24 reports. The defendant transmitted information on the location of the military units of the Russian Federation in the border areas, the forces of the border guards, and the socio-political situation in the Rostov Region, to the Ukrainian intelligence.

During a search in Morgunov’s house, 10 phone boxes, many SIM cards and two passports, Ukrainian and Russian, were found. As the special services established, Morgunov transmitted the information to scouts by telephone. The security forces also found documents in which Morgunov was indicated as the chief of staff of the Chertkovsky yurt of the Revived Cossacks of Russia MP with the rank of Cossack colonel.

Since the defendant pleaded guilty, the case against the pensioner was considered according to a special order – without studying the evidence.

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