“The Federal Security Service department learned about the collection of engineering and production documents from regional engineering plants by S. Skyrta, born in 1981, a representative of Ukraine’s Poltava Turbo-Mechanical Plant, a unit of UkrRosMetall Concern,” it said.
“The fact of the foreigner’s contacts with employees of Russian plants were aimed at creating a permanent channel for obtaining documentation of interest to the foreign party for a fee was documented,” the department reported.
The Ukrainian citizen was using methods of secrecy in the establishment and development of contacts with Russian citizens, it said.
The FSB department caught Skyrta in the act of receiving an initial package of high-tech energy equipment documentation in Yekaterinburg in late February.
“The plant said that the transfer of the documents to a foreign party could have caused hundreds of million rubles damage to the Russian manufacturer,” the department said.