The Southern District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don sentenced Corporal Ilya Trachuk to 14 years in a strict regime colony in the case of "treason" and illegal access to state secrets. It is reported by TASS with reference to the court.
The convict is stripped of his military rank. According to the agency, the case was heard in a general manner and behind closed doors, since its materials are classified as "secret".
Earlier in April, FSB investigators charged "treason" in favor of foreign countries to Russian Dmitry Kicha, who served as deputy head of the testing laboratory of the Promtekhnologiya weapons factory in the capital. The plant produces hunting and sporting rifles under the ORSIS brand.
On April 18, the State Duma immediately adopted in the second and third readings a law on life imprisonment for "treason." Amendments were also adopted that toughen responsibility for sabotage and terrorism. Previously, under Art. 275 of the Criminal Code could receive a maximum sentence of imprisonment of up to 20 years with a fine of up to 500 thousand rubles.
In April, the FSB detained a married couple in Nizhny Tagil for “espionage in the interests of Ukraine” at a military-industrial complex enterprise. They allegedly handed over secret information (drawings) to the special services of Ukraine for 100,000 rubles. Before that, in March, a resident of Khabarovsk was accused of financing the Armed Forces of Ukraine, a case of "treason" was initiated. In March, the FSB detained on suspicion of “treason” a resident of Moscow, who allegedly transferred money to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This was the first known case when a case under Art. 275 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“treason”).