Ukraine diplomat detained for receiving confidential information from Russia

Ukraine diplomat detained

Moscow: Russia has detained a diplomat from Ukraine for allegedly obtaining confidential information from the database of the country’s main security agency. The Federal Security Service (FSB) reported on Saturday that the Consul General of Ukraine in St. Petersburg was arrested on Friday during a meeting with a Russian citizen.

The FSB alleges that during the meeting they obtained “information of a confidential nature from the law enforcement agencies and the FSB’s database”.

Russia’s dialogue committees issued statements from the FSB, which do not provide further details. The diplomat has been arrested amidst strong presence of Russian troops near the border in Ukraine’s eastern region and escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine.