A court in Tver near Moscow sentenced Sergei Kabanov to 12.5 years in prison for high treason, Russian news agencies reported. According to the services, the man allegedly smuggled parts of Russian weapons to the United States, used, among others, in air defense missile systems.
Russian state news agencies reported the verdict against a Russian accused of high treason on Friday. A court in Tver near Moscow sentenced Sergei Kabanov to 12.5 years in prison. He will serve his sentence in a maximum security penal colony.
According to Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), Kabanov smuggled parts used in Russian anti-aircraft missile systems and radar weapons systems. The man was supposed to take them away from Russia to Latvia and then sent to an American company based in Alabama, which – according to the TASS propaganda agency – was supposedly controlled by the Department of Defense USA.
Convicted of treason against Russia
The TASS news agency also published alleged evidence against Kabanov. Among them, a surveillance video showing the moment he was detained by FSB officers. It shows two men, including Kabanov, carrying a small wooden box from one car to another. The Russian news agency also published the invoice that the FSB presented in court as evidence in the case.
According to the Russians, Sergei Kabanov acted on the orders of American intelligence services, but no evidence of this was provided. The reports from Russian propaganda agencies have also not been verified by Western sources.
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