Court arrests Ukrainian detained in Simferopol on suspicion of espionage for 2 months
MOSCOW. Feb 12 (Interfax) - Moscow's Lefortovsky District Court arrested Ukrainian citizen Kostiantyn Davydenko, who was detained in Simferopol on suspicion of collecting and providing to the Ukrainian security services information about the activities of the Russian National Guard and Federal Security Service (FSB), on Monday.
"Davydenko was taken into custody until April 11 at investigators' request," court spokeswoman Yekaterina Krasnova told Interfax.
The hearing was held behind closed doors, as the materials contain secret information, she said.
Davydenko was detained in Simferopol on February 11.
Davydenko "purposefully collected and provided to the Ukrainian security services information about the activities of units of the FSB and the Russian National Guard and information about the FSB which constitutes a state secret," the FSB's press service told Interfax on Monday. A data leak abroad may have hurt the security of the state, the press service said.
The FSB has opened an espionage case. Davydenko faces 10 to 20 years in jail if convicted.