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Ukraine jails scientist, 84, for spying for Russia

A Ukrainian court on Tuesday sentenced an 84-year-old scientist to 12 years in prison for passing on military information to Russia, his lawyer and the prosecutor said.

  • KIEV – Agence France-Presse
  • Hurriyet

Mekhti Logunov was arrested in August last year in Kharkiv, a city in northeast Ukraine near the front with pro-Russian separatists, according to the regional prosecutor.

Kele 4d“He was gathering information belonging to scientific institutions that were state secrets,” notably in the military domain, the prosecutor said in a statement.

Logunov’s trial took place behind closed doors because of the…

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