In Moscow arrested the former head of security for Berezovsky

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Nitroscanate in fotobabble the head of the security service of Boris Berezovsky, the expert of the Federal center for research and security Sergei Sokolov. Archival photoIn Moscow arrested the former head of security for Berezovsky© RIA Novosti / Alexander Nitroscanate the image Bank

Lefortovo court of Moscow detained Sergei Sokolov — the former head of the security service of the late oligarch Boris Berezovsky, RIA news from the courtroom.

Sokolov, suspected of illegal trafficking in weapons and explosives. He will remain under arrest until March 16.

Until the same date arrested three defendants in the case: Director of «Analytics and safety» Ruslan milchenko, ex-head of the security service of «Togliattiazot» Oleg Antoshina and unemployed Alexey Alexeev. They are charged with the same article. The charges the defendants have not yet filed. The process according to the request of the investigation will be held behind closed doors.

The details of the case is not officially reported. Sokolov himself said in court that he was detained allegedly on a tip the security Service of Ukraine. Confirm or deny it is not yet possible.

According to media reports, the falcons now works as an expert commercial company «Federal information center «Analysis and security». Together with him detained the Director of the company Ruslan milchenko, ex-head of the security service of «Togliattiazot» Oleg Antoshina.

In August the security Service of Ukraine detained the common-law wife Daria Sokolova Masticates. She is accused of treason and illegal acquisition of ammunition. Sokolov argued that the way to Kiev takes revenge for his investigative journalism. In particular, the centre «Analytics and safety» investigated the crash of flight MH17 in the Donbas region in 2014, and came to the conclusion that the cause of the crash was an explosion on Board. According to milchenko, this version «is very disturbing to the authorities of Ukraine»: the center had received threats from the SBU.