Austrian officer suspected of espionage leaked data about NATO to Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

The spy attended courses and seminars organized by the Alliance; he is suspected of having 'leaked' information to the Russian special services for about 20 years
17:32, 10 November 2018

112 Agency

A former colonel of the Armed Forces of Austria, who was detained on suspicion of working for the Russian intelligence, transferred information regarding the NATO to the Russian Federation. Salzburger Nachrichten wrote that, with reference to the messages of former colleagues of the agent.

The information concerned the habits and shortcomings of the military leadership of NATO, as well as attitudes among the army units.

We recall that the detained ex-colonel is suspected of having 'leaked' information to the Russian special services for about 20 years.

Earlier, 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.

The suspect was also interested in the work of Energy Ministry, particularly, in the construction of Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

It is noted that the Internal Security Agency's actions were agreed with the special services of other EU countries. The suspect is arrested for three months.

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