RUSSIA has detained Ukraine’s consulate general for “spying” as Vladimir Putin pushes the countries to the brink of war. Ukrai
RUSSIA has detained Ukraine’s consulate general for “spying” as Vladimir Putin pushes the countries to the brink of war.
Ukrainian diplomat Alexander Sosoyuk was taken in in St Petersburg after he received classified information from the databases of law enforcement agencies and Russia’s Federal Security Service, according to the FSB.
A statement from the FSB said: “The Federal Security Service on April 16 in St. Petersburg during a meeting with a Russian citizen when receiving information of a classified nature contained in the databases of law enforcement agencies and the FSB of Russia, the Ukrainian diplomat, Consul of the Consulate General of Ukraine in St. Petersburg, Alexander Sosonyuk, was detained red-handed.”
The FSB added that “this activity is incompatible with the status of a diplomatic worker and has a clear hostile nature towards the Russian Federation.”
The intelligence service said that measures will be taken against the Ukrainian diplomat in accordance with international law, reports TASS.
International standards state diplomats have immunity in the country in which they work – but can be deprived of the right to stay if they violate the law.
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