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Russian space corporation advisor detained on high treason suspicion

Top News2020-07-08

IvanSafronov,anadvisortothedirectorgeneraloftheRussianstatespacecorporationRoscosmos,hasbeendetainedonsuspicionofcommittinghightreason,Roscosmossaidinastatement

Ivan Safronov, an advisor to the director general of the Russian state space corporation Roscosmos, has been detained on suspicion of committing high treason, Roscosmos said in a statement on Tuesday.

It said that the detention of Safronov is not related to his work at Roscosmos.

Roscosmos has been assisting the investigating authorities, the statement said, providing no further details.

(XINHUA)

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