Russians accused of treason in favor of the United States, partially admitted guilt

Today, April 2, 2 of the 4 people detained in December 2016, Russian law enforcement bodies on suspicion in high treason and issuing the classified information to US intelligence, partially admitted his guilt. The former employee of FSB Dmitry Dokuchaev and businessman George Fomchenkov confessed to transferring secret data to members of foreign intelligence in an informal setting, however, denythat he did it intentionally.

Two other accused, former employee of the company «Kaspersky Lab» Ruslan Stoyanov and the former employee of FSB Sergey Mikhailov — refuse to cooperate with the investigation and completely denied his guilt.

The case materials are classified, but according to sources close to the investigation, the Russian authorities suspect the defendants of the crime in the transfer of us intelligence agencies with information about the hackerswho commit cyber attacks on the United States during the presidential election campaign of 2016.

This case is closely associated with the hacking group Lukr, the members of which are accused of theft of 1.2 billion rubles from the accounts of Russian banks. At a meeting of the Moscow city court, the defendant of this crime Konstantin Kozlovsky said that Lukr has a direct relationship to the attacks on the United States.

According to Kozlowski, in 2016, on the instructions of Dmitry Dokuchaev he made an attack on the servers of the US Democratic party and in the case of providing access to the Internet will be able to support his statement by evidence. He Dokuchaev his involvement in the case denies.

The U.S. government, in the person of spectracolor Robert Mueller and his team are investigating the Russia’s intervention in the presidential election of 2016. Today, the list of suspects included 13 Russian citizens. In March 2018 the FBI and DHS (Department of Homeland Security) also stated about the invasion of Russian hackers in the work of the U.S. power grid. In response to the above actions of the Russians, the US expanded the list of sanctions, announced on March 15.