Ukrainian military intelligence agent sentenced to 12 years in prison for espionage – Society & Culture
MOSCOW, February 4. /TASS/. A Russian court has found Ukrainian military intelligence agent Konstantin Shiring guilty of espionage and sentenced him to 12 years in prison for strict security, the Federal Security Service (FSB) press office said on Friday.
“The verdict of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Crimea, which sentenced the agent of the Main Intelligence Department of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, the Ukrainian national Konstantin Semyonovich Shiring, born in 1960, to 12 years in a strict security prison , entered into force. The Third Court of Appeals of General Jurisdiction dismissed the appeal filed by the defense team,” the FSB said.
FSB officers apprehended Shiring in Crimea in March 2020 for spying for Ukrainian military intelligence.
The FSB discovered that Shiring, who acted on a mission of this service, led a Russian citizen among the members of the Russian military service to cooperate with the Ukrainian military intelligence services to obtain interesting information through her. In July 2021, the Russian woman was sentenced to eight years in prison including two years suspended for high treason, the FSB said.
“Exhaustive evidence has been gathered against Shiring to prove his complicity in collecting, storing and transferring a substantial amount of various information to the Ukrainian side about military units of the Southern Military District stationed on the territory of the Republic of Crimea, including data that constitutes a state secret,” the FSB said.