Rogozin: The Safronov had no access to secrets

arrested on suspicion of treason, Advisor to the Director of Roscosmos, Ivan Safronov had no access to classified information while working in the Corporation. This was stated by the head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, commenting on the TASS reported the arrest of an employee.

According to Rogozin, 1.5 months ago, Safronov was invited “to cover the activities of Roscosmos”. “Access to classified information was not”, — said Gava Roscosmos. He also pointed out that a few years knew Safronov as a journalist, deeply versed in the material which he prepared for publication in the newspaper “Kommersant”, where he worked until last year. Rogozin stressed that he never doubted the excellence and integrity Safronova and expressed confidence that “the consequence in all will objectively understand.”

earlier, the Russian space Agency reported that Safronov was arrested on suspicion of treason, explaining that the detention of the adviser of the General Director do not regard the current work of the Corporation.

As reported in the public relations Center of the FSB of Russia, Safonov is suspected in the transfer of information constituting a state secret, representative of one of the special services of NATO countries. In its relation criminal case on signs of the crime provided by article 275 of the criminal code (“treason”). He faces up to 20 years in prison.

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