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Two Russian military convicted of espionage for Georgia

2010-03-25 14:46

North Caucasian District Military Court convicted two Russian military of espionage for Georgia, and sentenced to 11 and 15 years of imprisonment.


According to the investigation, Zazy Kherkeladze, resident of Georgian intelligence, illegally arrived in North Ossetia in 2007, and illegally was issued a Russian passport. His main task was establishment of agent network for gathering information about units and soldiers of the Russian army in North Caucasus, obtaining data on actions of North Ossetian leaders, studying the situation in the region.

FSS of Russia states his assistant was Russian citizen, Russian Ministry of Defense serviceman Lieutenant Colonel Khvichi Imerlishvili - he gathered military information and selected candidates of Russian soldiers for further recruitment.

The second Russian military, Lieutenant Colonel Bogdanov, gathered and passed messages concerning Russian Federal Security Service employees, servicemen of Russian Ministry of Defense, military objects of the Southern Federal District.

The court charged Bogdanov and Imerlishvili of treason, and convicted the former to 15 years in prison, the latter - to 13 years; Kharkeladze - to 11 years of imprisonment, RIA Novosti reports.


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