The former GRU officer Gennadiy Kravtsov received 14 years in prison for treason

According to investigators, Kravtsov and furnished to work, sent a letter containing the details of national importance, in “Radio Engineering Center of the Kingdom of Sweden.”

MOSCOW, 21 September. / TASS /. The Moscow City Court sentenced him to 14 years in colony former GRU officer Gennadiy Kravtsov, finding him guilty of treason.

The prosecutor asked for 15 years, Kravtsov

Payment of the fine is not assigned, but the court has deprived Kravtsov rank of lieutenant colonel. The court took into account the presence of the defendant’s two minor children, as well as a positive response.

Term of punishment shall be calculated from the moment of detention, ie from 27 May 2015.

During the debate, the parties state prosecution asked to sentence the accused to 15 years imprisonment in a penal colony. As stated in the verdict in the trial the prosecutor failed to prove the guilt of Kravtsov.

For what was judged a former employee of the GRU

According to investigation, the defendant passed on to the West secret information constituting a state secret. Kravtsov, decorated to work, by e-mail sent a letter containing the details of national importance, in “Radio Engineering Center of the Kingdom of Sweden.”

During the trial the defendant has pleaded guilty in part, agreeing that sent the letter could contain information of national importance.

Due to the fact that the case file contained a “secret” meeting was held behind closed doors.

Protecting former GRU officer intends to appeal the verdict. “The result is consistent with the process, which did not last long. A total of six meetings took the court to send a man to 14 years. We are, of course, to challenge the verdict. For us it is an open road to the Constitutional Court”, - said the lawyer, Ivan Pavlov.

On Monday, the court announced only the operative part of the decision, the full text of which will be issued to the parties later.

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