In Smolensk, a soldier was detained, who is suspected of transferring classified data to the Estonian special services. Such data are cited by TASS with reference to a source in the FSB.
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It is known that the detained soldier is charged with treason. In addition, his brother was arrested in Pskov; the man lives in Estonia on a permanent basis. It is clarified that both were engaged in the collection and distribution of information in favor of the Estonian special services, which are state secrets. It is also reported about the opening of criminal proceedings under article 275 of the Criminal Code, suspects may face 12 to 20 years in prison.
The materials of the investigation, initiated by the FSB, are classified; details about the nature of the information disseminated against foreign special services are not disclosed. Both the military man and his relative are now in custody.