the Kremlin remains convinced that the charge of adviser to the head of the Russian space Agency and former journalist Ivan Safronov treason has nothing to do with his journalistic activities. So commented the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
“I repeat, according to our information, the prosecution in no way has to do with his journalistic activities” — quoted by RIA “Novosti” Peskov response. He was asked whether his boss Vladimir Putin to seek further clarification on the case Safronova after he refused a pretrial agreement with the investigation, which would oblige him to reveal their journalistic sources.
Peskov said that Putin is unlikely to request additional information. “Even in such sensitive matters it is unlikely that the President has the ability to be aware of all steps of the investigation,” — said the representative of the Kremlin.
Recall that Safronov was arrested July 7 on charges of treason, on the evening of the same day the Lefortovsky court of Moscow has arrested until September 6. According to the FSB, Saranova is charged with passing secret information about Russian military-technical cooperation and the defense industry one of the special services of NATO. Protection Safronov said that investigators suspect him of working for the Czech intelligence services since 2012. The case concerns the transfer of personal gain of military-technical information on the supply of arms to Africa, the ultimate recipients of classified information was the United States. Blame former journalist does not recognize.
according to Roscosmos, the detention of the person is not related to his work in the Corporation. Prior to that, he worked in the Newspapers “Vedomosti” and “Kommersant”, engaged in military and space topics.