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FSB detained Ukrainian consul in St. Petersburg: Kiev is outraged

The FSB reported that the Ukrainian consul was detained in Russia while receiving confidential information during a meeting with a Russian. Writes about it with the BBC.

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“The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation on April 16, 2021 in the city of St. Petersburg during a meeting with a Russian citizen upon receiving information of a classified nature contained in the databases of law enforcement agencies and the FSB of Russia, detained a Ukrainian diplomat in the act - the consul of the Consulate General of Ukraine in the city of St. -Petersburg Alexander Sosonyuk ", - said in the message of the FSB of Russia.

The department said that the detainee was engaged in what is considered hostile to Russia activities incompatible with the status of a diplomatic worker.

“Measures will be taken against the foreign diplomat in accordance with the norms of international law,” we read further in the message.

Ukraine stated that it regards this attitude towards the consul as hostile actions on the part of Russia. Official Kiev is preparing retaliatory measures against Russian diplomats, said the deputy head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MIL) of Ukraine Yevgeniy Yenin.

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“In the near future we will decide on his return home. Our diplomat had nothing to do with the actions that Russian law enforcement officers are charged with, ”Yenin said.

“Another provocation against the background of Russia's destabilizing actions. Russian law enforcement officers detained an employee of the Consulate General of Ukraine in St. Petersburg for several hours. Now he is in the Ukrainian ambassad. The circumstances of the detention are being investigated. In accordance with the existing practice and on the basis of the principle of reciprocity, the Ukrainian side is preparing a response, ”said Oleg Nikolenko, press secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

The source said that the head of the consulate and other Ukrainian diplomats are on the spot. According to him, according to similar situations and diplomatic practice, Russia should declare Sosonyuk persona non grata.

According to international standards, diplomats have immunity in the country where they work, but they can be deprived of the right to stay in the event of a violation of the law or hostile actions.

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Who is Alexander Sosonyuk

Sosonyuk has been working in Russia for many years. According to the website of the Consulate General of Ukraine in St. Petersburg, he has been in the country since October 2012.

As follows from his income statement, Sosonyuk's salary in 2020 amounted to UAH 173 thousand ($ 6 thousand), he received UAH 1,4 million as compensation payments ($ 50 thousand). His wife Svetlana earned UAH 254 ($ 9). The declaration states that the diplomat owns monetary assets in the amount of $ 170 thousand.

In Russia, Sosonyuk lived in a rented apartment. He and his family own apartments in Kiev and Rivne, as well as two cars.

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