FSB detains Ukrainian consul in St Petersburg, claims he was trying to collect ‘secret data’

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    Russia’s Federal Security Service has detained an official from the Ukrainian consulate in Saint Petersburg. The high-ranking diplomat was nabbed during a meeting with a Russian citizen who allegedly provided him with secret data.

    The diplomat, identified as Alexander Sosonyuk, was arrested in Russia’s second city on Friday, the Federal Security Service (FSB) said on Friday. The diplomat was detained while having “a meeting with a Russian citizen, during which he received secret information from law enforcement and FSB databases,” the agency said in a statement.

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