Russian court sentences Ukrainian citizen apprehended in Russia-occupied Crimea to 11 years in high-security prison

Moscow regional court has sentenced Ukrainian citizen Valentyn Vyhovskyi to 11 years in high-security prison on a charge of spying.

As reported by Censor.NET, this was announced by Interfax.

The sentence reads that Vyhovskyi has been found guilty under article 276 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (spying). The court has ruled to turn the amount of 3,900 EUR seized from Vyhovskyi into public revenue.

After the sentence reading Vyhovskyi was provided with a chance to talk to a Ukrainian embassy representative.

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Vyhovskyi's lawyer said to Interfax news agency she was going to appeal the sentence due to its austerity.

As reported, 30-year old Vyhovskyi was initially accused of illegal banking operations, but the case was subsequently reclassified to spying.

Vyhovskyi was apprehended by Russians in Russia-occupied Crimea.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n365187