Aeroflot airline’s office representative in Britain was arrested in Moscow after a Russian court charged him with treason.
Aeroflot airline’s office representative in Britain Dmitry Fedotkin was arrested in Moscow after Moscow’s Lefortovo District Court charged him with treason.
Fedotkin was accused of betraying secret information about the socio-political situation in the Russian Federation to the British intelligence service.
Fedotkin has been placed in pre-trial detention until Jan. 10, 2021 and could face imprisonment for a term of 12 to 20 years and a fine of up to 500 thousand rubles if found guilty.
TASS reported that Fedotkin maintained his innocence while Aeroflot has not yet released a statement on the arrest.
Fedotkin has been Aeroflot’s country manager in Britain since October 2015.