A Russian physicist is being accused of divulging state secrets, after conducting research at a physics lab in China. He couldn’t return to his work there due to Covid rules and had recently been working at Tomsk State University.

The Urals-based news site Znak identified the suspect as 64-year-old nuclear physicist Alexander Lukanin. Znak reported that Lukanin was arrested for disclosing classified information belonging to the Russian government, but there has been no official confirmation of this. The outlet also reported that the scientist is currently in a pre-trial detention centre, and that the FSB has conducted a search of his home. (RT)