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Two Russian spies detained in Estonia

One of the detained works at the headquarters of Estonia's defence forces
10:11, 6 September 2018

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Estonia police detained two Estonians suspected of espionage for Russia, as Reuters reports.

“We are talking about treason. We have grounds to suspect that state secrets were deliberately passed on to Russian Intelligence Service GRU,” Inna Ombler, the Prosecutor, said in the statement.

It is supposed that the men have been passing foreign secret information to Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate.

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“The detention of two Estonian citizens on the suspicion of treason is a deeply disturbing incident,” Prime Minister Juri Ratas said.

Earlier, it was reported that the Justice Minister of Estonia Urmas Reinsalu and Justice Minister of Latvia Dzintars Rasnacs emphasized the importance of the consideration of the possibilities on the bringing of the claim on the recovery of money to Russia as the successor of the Soviet Union. 

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According to the joint statement of two governments signed on the results of the session, both states commemorate the victims of the occupation regimes and give value to the cooperation in the perpetuation and consideration of the historical heritage to provide the security, democracy and principles of the legal state in Estonia and Latvia.

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