Former military of the Black Sea Fleet Leonid Parkhomenko has been detained in Sevastopol (Crimea).
According to the Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia, he has spied in favor of Ukraine and has passed the national security information about the Black Sea Fleet of Russia.
“Former military of the Black Sea Fleet, Captain 2 rank reserve Parkhomenko Leonid Sergeevich was detained by the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation in Sevastopol on November 22. Parkhomenko has carried out tasks of the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine and has provided the foreign secret service with the national security information about the Black Sea Fleet of Russian Federation,” said an FSB’s statement.
The detainee is charged of treason.
As it was reported in August, the FSB declared prevention of terrorist acts in Crimea, allegedly prepared by the Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. Then the FSB said that supposedly “an intelligence network of the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine had been scrapped” and intelligence officer Evgeny Panov had been detained on the territory of Crimea.
Another one detainee, allegedly “spying” for Ukraine, was builder from Evpatoria Andrey Zahtej, whose name was announced later.
On November 10, Russia’s FSB stated about detention of a “subversive and terrorist group” of the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine in Sevastopol. The detainees were former employees of the Nomos analytical center Dmitry Shtyblikov and Aleksey Bessarabov as well as retired military Vladimir Dudka.
Aleksey Stogniy and Gleb Shabliy from Sebastopol were detained on the same charges on November 15.