4 Sep 2019 15:41

Aide to presidential envoy in Urals Federal District Vorobyov, charged with treason, to stay under arrest until Dec

MOSCOW. Sept 4 (Interfax) - The Moscow Lefortovsky District Court has prolonged by three months the arrest of Alexander Vorobyov, an aide to the presidential envoy in the Urals Federal District, who is charged with treason.

"On August 30, the court prolonged the detention of Alexander Vladimirovich Vorobyov by three months and one day, to five months altogether; that is, until December 5," court press secretary Ksenia Pervovlasenko told Interfax.

Vorobyov is charged with providing a foreign state with data constituting a state secret, which he learned through his service.

He is charged with treason. The theory of investigation is as of yet unknown.

Vorobyov was appointed to the post of presidential aide in the Urals Federal District in July 2018.