Austria confirms handling case against another alleged spy

Source : 112 Ukraine

The case is held in the closed session so the prosecutor's office cannot briefly address the investigation
09:48, 12 November 2018

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The Prosecutor's Office of Vienna holds the investigation against the worker of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution and Counterterrorism (of the Austrian Counter-Intelligence,BVT) in the suspicion in the espionage as TASS reported citing the Viennese prosecutor's office

"I can confirm that the investigation against the BVT officer due to espionage is held at Viennese prosecutor's office," the representative of the office said.

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According to her, the case is held in the closed session so the prosecutor's office cannot briefly address the investigation. Moreover, she did not name the countries that can be involved in the investigation in the case of the espionage of the counter-intelligence officer.

In its turn, the Interior Ministry of Austria also confirmed that the investigation with the involvement of the BVT worker really takes place.

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"Such investigation (against counter-intelligence officer) is held," the official representative of the ministry reported as he was asked to confirm the information about the fact of the espionage.

Earlier, it became known about the detention of the former colonel of the Austrian armed forces who is suspected of having worked for the Russian intelligence for 20 years.  

Related: Russian detained in Norway on suspicion of espionage

Besides, workers of the Internal Security Agency of Poland detained a Russian spy as TVP Info reported.

According to the information, the name of the detained is V. Marek. It is known that he was in touch with the Russian intelligence officers under diplomatic cover in the embassy in Warsaw and provided the information about the investments.



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