Ukrainian citizen convicted in Russia for attempt to smuggle Armata condensers
MOSCOW. April 24 (Interfax) - Moscow's Tagansky District Court has found Ukrainian citizen Andriy Hashenko guilty of preparing to smuggle spare parts for military hardware on Wednesday, the court press service told Interfax.
"The court ruled to sentence Hashenko to one year and four months in a general-security penal colony. But the defendant was released in the courtroom, as he had spent this period in jail while being on trial during the preliminary inquiry and court proceedings," it said.
Hashenko was found guilty of preparing to smuggle spare parts for military hardware across the border.
The court and the investigators found that Hashenko arranged purchasing 40 condensers for armored hardware, the T-90 and Armata tanks, in Moscow and was planning to smuggle them to Ukraine.
He was detained while trying to hand over the first batch comprised ten condensers in late May 2018.
He pleaded guilty and showed remorse. In light of that, his trial was held as part of the special procedure.