MOSCOW, September 27 (RAPSI) - The North Caucasus District Military Court has sentenced Ruslan Tambiyev, one of the defendants in a case on plotting a terrorist attack in one of shopping malls in Rostov Region, to 7 years in prison, the court’s spokesperson Alena Katkalo has told RAPSI.

Prosecutors have asked the court to give the defendant 8 years behind bars.

Tambiyev earlier pleaded guilty. 

According to the Investigative Committee, Tambiyev has been preparing the terrorist attack since February 2017 along with Russian citizen Maxim Martynov. However, the crime was not committed because Martynov and Tambiyev were arrested on May 24, 2017, and the explosives were seized.

Martynov was sentenced to 11 years in prison in early September.