A Russian scientist who coordinated research to develop weapons systems that Putin touted as Russia’s strategic advantage was behind bars.
The head of the hypersound laboratory at the Novosibirsk Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Andriy Shiplyuk, was arrested on suspicion of treason.
About this reported on Friday, August 5, Russian state news agency TASS.
After the arrest, the suspect was taken to the Lefortovo pre-trial detention center in Moscow.
With reference to Shiplyuk’s colleagues, it is also reported about the searches that took place at the institute where he worked.
Andrii Shiplyuk was engaged in research for the development of hypersonic missiles, which can fly at a speed nine times the speed of sound. The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, claimed that Russian missiles have no equal and that they will be put into service with the naval forces in the next few months.
Earlier, another senior researcher of the same Novosibirsk Institute, Anatoly Maslov, was also detained for allegedly disclosing state secrets regarding hypersonic technology.
In general, several Russian scientists have recently been accused of treason for allegedly handing over confidential materials to foreigners.
Kremlin critics say the arrests are caused by Putin’s unfounded paranoia.
We will remind you that Dmytro Kolker, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences of Novosibirsk State University, who specializes in lasers, recently died of pancreatic cancer. shortly after being detained on suspicion of cooperation with Chinese special services.