7 Feb 2020 13:50

LPR resident jailed for 12 years for treason

LUHANSK. Feb 7 (Interfax) - The Supreme Court of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) has convicted a Luhansk resident of treason and sentenced him to 12 years in prison, the press service of the LPR Prosecutor General's Office told Interfax in a statement.

Acting on orders from a foreign intelligence service, this resident of Luhansk gathered information disclosing the location of LPR military and civilian infrastructure facilities and passed it on to the foreign intelligence service from March 2018 to May 2019, the statement said. The man also collected information regarding security arrangements and forces and hardware in charge of security at state facilities, including the security arrangements of the self-proclaimed republic's head Leonid Pasechnik.

The man's guilt was fully proven during the court proceedings, it said.

"Taking into consideration the defendant's character, the circumstances of his crime, and the position of the state prosecutor, the court sentenced the resident of the city of Luhansk to 12 years in prison," the statement said.