MOSCOW, February 14 – RIA Novosti. Russian military Ruslan Artykov, accused of treason in favor of Ukraine, attacked an employee in the Lefortovo pre-trial detention center, Eva Merkacheva, a member of the Moscow Public Monitoring Commission, told RIA Novosti.
“Artykov attacked a Lefortovo employee. This was preceded by health problems, due to which he was taken to the prison hospital. Maybe he just could not stand the stress, or maybe something more serious was the reason,” she said.
Merkacheva noted that Artykov was placed in a punishment cell. Video footage of the incident was transferred to the Investigative Committee.
Merkacheva added that she did not remember such incidents earlier in Lefortovo.
At the end of 2020, the FSB announced the detention of a Russian citizen who served in the Southern Military District in the city of Aksai, Rostov Region, on suspicion of high treason. According to the service, the man purposefully collected secret data concerning the Russian Armed Forces, on the instructions of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. According to media reports, Ruslan Artykov is the suspect.