Russian Hypersonic Missile Scientist Arrested, Charged With Treason

A prominent Russian scientist involved with the development of “hypersonic rocket systems” has been arrested and charged on suspicion of treason, according to Russia’s TASS news agency.

Alexander Shiplyuk was detained in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk and has been taken to Moscow’s Lefortovo pre-trial detention center.

The scientist worked at the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences as director of its Khristianovich Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.

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