BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A court has sentenced a Romanian noncommissioned military officer and a Bulgarian citizen to 12 1/2 years in prison for passing classified information to Ukraine.
Bucharest’s Appeal Court on Friday found Floricel Achim guilty of handing over classified military information from 2002 to 2008 to his Bulgarian friend, Marinov Zikolov. Zikolov gave the information to Ukraine, which unlike Romania is not a member of NATO.
The classified information included maps, military technical information and details on radars.
The two can appeal the sentence to the high court.
So dear readers, are we to expect the standard reaction in the spy game of two Romanian spies in Ukraine being arrested………or will a decision be taken to leave that on the back burner whilst EU negotiations of fre trade and visas are on-going?
Will the usual quiet release of these 2 people occur in about 14 months when the press has lost interest or a quiet agreement between nations be made to allow them to serve their time in Ukraine occur……resulting in a quiet release?
Does any of this really matter?