12 and a half years imprisonment for smuggling Russian missile technology to America
According to a statement by the Russian Federal Security Service, the man acted on the instructions of US intelligence and “organized a smuggling trip to deliver Russian military products to the United States.”
Russian state media agencies reported that a Russian citizen was convicted of high treason for smuggling missile technology to the United States.
Sergei Kabanov was sent to prison for 12 and a half years He was sentencedAfter the investigation established that he “sent products used in missile technology of the Russian Armed Forces to the American company Victory Procurement Services (Huntsville, Alabama), which is controlled by the US Department of Defense,” the Interfax news agency quoted the Russian as saying. As the intelligence service (FSB) said.
The FSB statement claimed that Kabanov acted in accordance with the instructions of the US intelligence services and organized a smuggling route to deliver Russian military products to the United States.
Kabanov, who allegedly shipped parts to the United States via Latvia and was arrested in April 2021, will serve his sentence in a maximum-security prison colony.
The charge of treason in Russia is punishable by imprisonment for a period ranging from 12 to 20 years. The concept of treason includes espionage, the disclosure of state secrets to a foreign state or organization, as well as the provision of financial, logistical, advisory or other assistance, if the activity is directed against the security of Russia.