Ukrainian Consul Detained in St. Petersburg Trying to Obtain Classified Data

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A Ukrainian consul was caught red-handed in St. Petersburg while trying to obtain classified information from a Russian citizen, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said on Saturday.

“On 16 April 2021, the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation caught in the act a Ukrainian diplomat, the consul of the Ukrainian consulate general in the city of St. Petersburg, Oleksandr Sosoniuk, during [his] meeting with a Russian citizen [and] receiving classified information from law enforcement agencies and FSB databases”, an official statement read.

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