Deputy Minister of energy of Russia Vyacheslav Kravchenko is a witness in the case of a Board member company “inter RAO” Karina Tsurkan, was arrested for espionage. On Wednesday, June 20, announced Interfax an informed source familiar with the investigation.
“Vyacheslav Kravchenko had contact with Karina Tsurkan, therefore, was interrogated on the case of espionage,” he said.
According to him, the official said that did not know about the alleged illegal activities Turcan, so at the moment is the status of the witness, explained the Agency interlocutor. On 19 June, when the court took custody of the top-Manager of “inter RAO”, law enforcement raided the place of work of Kravchenko.
the spokesman said that Turcan is suspected of spying for the foreign intelligence Service of Romania, which, according to some, has partnered with CIA. In particular, she reported on the preparation of major energy projects in Russia and abroad, according to investigators.
the Suspect pleaded not guilty, but the source indicated that the investigation has “revealed her information.” “Russian intelligence services were monitoring Turcan for a long time, during which recorded how the Manager transmits classified information to a foreign intelligence service”, — said the Agency interlocutor.
June 19 it became known about the arrest of a top Manager of the Russian company. She was taken to the investigation Department FSB June 15, the same day the Lefortovsky court of Moscow has concluded in custody until August 13.
the 43-year-old Tsurkan graduated from international independent University of Moldova and the Spanish consortium of universities IUP (MVA). Since 2012 — member of the Board of “inter RAO”, he led a unit of trading that is in charge of the export and import of electricity. In addition, the top Manager was responsible for the company’s business in Moldova Moldavskaya GRES in Transnistria and the supply of electricity from the station of Chisinau. Was in charge of a geographic division “Moldova, Ukraine, Romania” energy company.
the Top-Manager is a citizen of Russia. She refused citizenship of Moldova in 2016, said TASS the office of the President of Moldova. According to the criminal code, the article on charged with espionage in Russia only to foreign nationals. If espionage is accused of being the citizen of the Russian Federation, he is charged with the article about treason.