Polish citizen sentenced by Russian court for spying

According to the FSB, Radzajewski tried to obtain secret parts of the S-300 system. /PAP/EPA

A Polish citizen charged with espionage was sentenced on Tuesday by a Moscow city court to 14 years in a penal colony, the Russian press agency TASS reported.

According to the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB), the Pole, indentified as Marian Radzajewski, had tried to organise an illegal shipment of parts to the S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Poland.

According to the FSB, Radzajewski tried to obtain secret parts of the S-300 system. When trying to make the deal, he was caught red-handed by FSB officers.

Radzajewski reportedly was acting the interests of a Polish organisation, a top supplier for Poland's armed forces and special services.

The trial, which began on June 10, was held behind closed doors as its materials contained information constituting state secrets.