Polish citizen accused of espionage sentenced to 14 years in Russian jail

Polish citizen accused of espionage sentenced to 14 years in Russian jail
Moscow City Court sentenced citizen of Poland Marian Radzajewski to 14 years in hard labor colony for the espionage on the territory of Russia as press service of the court reported.
The court decided that Radzajewski could gather information, which is the state secret of the Russian Federation and pass it abroad. This information could be used against the state security of Russia. The FSB reported that Radzajewski tried to get the access to the information about the composition of S-300 missile complex.
Marian Radzajewski was convicted due to the espionage and it provides 14 years of the imprisonment.

The trial was closed as the materials of the case contained the elements of the state secret.
According to Interax, Radzajewski did not plead guilty. His lawyer Yulia Sorina stated that she does not agree on the qualification of the accusation and the verdict will be appealed.
The case against Radzajewski started in April 2018. Then the court of Moscow arrested the Polish citizen.
Paul Whelan was detained in Moscow on December 28, 2018. He is accused of espionage but he denies all charges. However, if the court finds him guilty, he will face up to 20 years in the prison.

Later Russian authorities rejected Britain’s suggestion that it might use the ex-U.S. Marine detained in Moscow on espionage charges as a pawn in the diplomatic game.  Besides, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia stated that the news on discussions about a possible spy swap with former U.S. marine Paul Whelan is fake.
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