'Russia jails Estonian policeman for 15 years for spying'

A Russian court on Wednesday sentenced an Estonian policeman to 15 years` jail on espionage charges in a case that has fuelled tensions between Moscow and its NATO-member neighbour.

AFP| Updated: Aug 19, 2015, 14:58 PM IST

Moscow: A Russian court on Wednesday sentenced an Estonian policeman to 15 years` jail on espionage charges in a case that has fuelled tensions between Moscow and its NATO-member neighbour.

A court in the Pskov region, on the Russian-Estonian border, sentenced officer Eston Kohver on charges of spying, weapon possession and illegally crossing the border, his court-appointed lawyer, Yevgeny Aksyonov, told AFP.