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Russian detained in Norway on suspicion of espionage

The police says that he will be in custody for two weeks
19:41, 23 September 2018

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A Russian citizen was detained at Oslo airport in Norway on suspicion of "illegal intelligence activities on the territory of the state." This is stated in the message of Reuters referring to the police.

"On Friday, September 21, the Norwegian police detained a Russian citizen on suspicion of illegal intelligence activities," the police told the newspaper. "The man will remain in custody for two weeks due to the existing "risk of destruction of evidence".

It is known that a Russian citizen attended a seminar on digitalization in the Norwegian parliament this week.

Earlier
Pavlo Klimkin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine stressed the solidarity of Ukraine with the UK regarding the investigation of Skripals’ case. The Minister claimed this on Twitter.

‘The investigation of Skripals’ case revealed what it had to reveal. We have always been standing in solidarity with our British friends and partners in opposition to hybrid methods of Russia and will keep supporting their fight!’ Klimkin said.

As we reported the Crown Prosecution Service of the U.K. called the names of the suspects in the poisoning of the ex-GRU officer Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia.

As it was reported Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in British Salisbury. Later, Theresa May, British PM, stated that Russia was responsible for that, and the investigation has confirmed the use of the Novichok nerve agent, which is produced in Russia.

Related: Theresa May calls suspects in Skripals’ poisoning officers of GRU

Related: U.K. calls names of suspects in poisoning of Skripals

 

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