Peskov did not rule out that the Kremlin journalists can transmit information to foreign intelligence services

In the Kremlin do not exclude that journalists presidential pool can transmit sensitive information to the intelligence services of NATO. So said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov the case of the former journalist of “Kommersant” and adviser to the head of Roscosmos Ivan Safronov, accused of treason.

according to RIA “Novosti” Peskov asked on what grounds President Vladimir Putin appreciates the work of the FSB’s work on pre-emption or service for a long time watching a potential spy. This Peskov advised “to look at the functions of the FSB in the relevant documents”, including the decree of the President. “Read. The effectiveness of these functions is the main criteria which guided the head of state,” he said.

On the question whether a journalist of the Kremlin pool to be the bearer of “sensitive” information, something to hear in the Kremlin, and then transferred to the secret services of NATO countries, Peskov said that it is not improbable, if the journalist had been recruited.

On the question of why, if the FSB knew about the status Safronov, the head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, the carrier of classified information — not shielded from it, Peskov said, that it hardly makes sense to discuss the methods of special services. “And I do not think that the representatives of special services will discuss these methods,” he concluded. Peskov added that the Kremlin does not discuss these methods and not need to know them.

Recall, Safronov works in the Russian Federal space Agency in may of this year. Previously, he worked for 10 years in “Kommersant” and the “Gazette”.

Safronov was arrested on the morning of 7 July on the way to work, in the evening of the same day he was sent under arrest for two months. The FSB said that he was accused of transferring one of the special services of NATO in the field of military-technical cooperation, defence and security, making state secret. In Roscosmos said that the criminal case is not related to the work of Safronov in the state, that of access to state secrets he had and in front of the device on the work passed the test.

Lawyers Safronov told that he is charged with the transfer of the Czech intelligence service in 2017 some secret information. The final recipient of these data, the FSB believes the US. Information concerns the supply of arms and actions of the Russian troops in Africa and the Middle East.

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