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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Ukraine Expels Russian National

KIEV -- Ukraine expelled a Russian national after he tried to gather information for an Arab country on missiles produced at one of the world's largest military plants, the Ukrainian Security Service said Wednesday.


An official for the service in the central city of Dnipropetrovsk identified the man as Valery Beitter and said he was turned over to Russian officials late last month. He was barred from re-entering Ukraine.


Security officials said Beitter tried to obtain information on missiles produced at Yuzhmash, the vast plant once run by President Leonid Kuchma.