The criminal case of Karina Tsurkan, accused of espionage, was received by the Moscow City Court. This was announced on Tuesday, September 8, at the press service of the instance.
“The date of the preliminary hearing has not yet been set,” – quoted by TASS. The case against the figurant was initiated under Art. 276 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Espionage”).
According to the investigation, in August 2004, Turcan became an agent carrying out confidential cooperation with the Moldovan secret service. At the end of April 2015 in Moscow, the defendant received an electronic version of the “draft document of the Ministry of Energy on certain aspects of the actions of Russian energy companies on the channel of international cooperation” and in September 2015 handed it over to the special service.
Also, according to investigators, Turcan transmitted information about the preparation of major energy projects to the Romanian foreign intelligence service, which, according to some sources, cooperates with the US Central Intelligence Agency.
According to the FSB, the defendant could have transmitted information about Moscow’s negotiations on organizing the supply of electricity to Crimea and Donbass.
Turcan was formally charged on June 28, 2019; she pleaded not guilty. The woman was arrested. In November 2019, the court arrested the bank accounts of the accused, where 451 million rubles were kept, Gazeta.ru writes.