Former GRU officer convicted of treason appeals against sentence
MOSCOW, October 2 (RAPSI) - Gennady Kravtsov, a former employee at Russia’s GRU military intelligence service, has filed an appeal against a 14-year sentence for passing secrets to the West, his attorney Ivan Pavlov told RAPSI on Friday.
Kravtsov’s case has been classified and was heard behind closed doors, so that no information leaked to the press. However, the media have found out that Kravtsov, who worked as an engineer after his resignation from the GRU, sent his CV to apply for a position at a Swedish company.
The investigators believe that the CV contained confidential information. But Kravtsov’s defense attorneys claim there was nothing of the kind in the application.
Kravtsov has denied the charges; investigators admit that he did not receive any payment from the Swedes.