A trader from the Mitinsky market was detained while selling microchips for the S-400

RBC sources: a Russian was detained while trying to sell S-400 chips on the Mitinsky market According to RBC sources, the detained businessman brought military microchips from Ukraine. He sold them for 15 thousand rubles. per piece

Mitinsky market trader was detained while selling microchips for S-400

The Investigative Committee opened a criminal case against an individual entrepreneur for importing chips for S-300 and S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems (SAM) into Russia and their further sale on the Mitinsky radio market. This was reported to RBC by a source in the territorial police department and confirmed by a source familiar with the materials of the case for smuggling from Ukraine to Russia.

According to sources, Konstantin Kozgunov, a 58-year-old individual entrepreneur, took out ten microcircuits from Ukraine that belong to military products and are used to create the S-300 Favorit air defense system. and the S-400 “Triumph” air defense system. At the same time, eight out of ten microcircuits were in working condition, the interlocutor of RBC specified.

After that, Kozgunov tried to sell microcircuits on the Mitinsky radio market at a price of 15 thousand rubles. apiece, but was detained by the FSB. A criminal case was opened against the businessman under Part 1 of Art. 226.1 of the Criminal Code (“Smuggling”). The maximum punishment under this article provides for imprisonment for up to seven years. As a preventive measure, they chose a written undertaking not to leave, the source added.

RBC sent a request to the press service of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in Moscow.

S-400 long-range air defense system “Triumph” designed to destroy strategic and tactical aircraft, ballistic missiles, hypersonic targets and other means of air attack in the conditions of electronic and other types of countermeasures. In addition to Russia, the S-400s are in service in Turkey, India, Syria and China.

S-300 air defense systems— an early version of the S-400, which has been produced since 1975 in the territory of the former USSR. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, about 250 such complexes remained on the territory of Ukraine.

In April last year, the court sentenced Ukrainian citizen Oleksandr Marchenko to ten years in prison in a strict regime colony. The man was accused of espionage. According to the FSB, in May 2018, he tried to take spare parts for the S-300 anti-aircraft missile system out of Russia. The Russian special services detained him in 2019.

Marchenko received the assignment from Petr Khomenko, an employee of the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) of Ukraine, the FSB found out. Spare parts were supposed to be transferred to the Ukrainian exporter of military equipment of the state company “Ukroboronservice” through an intermediary firm in Macedonia. From an employee of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine, Marchenko received $163,000.

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