U.S. special forces soldier accused of spying for Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

He was also accused of transmitting information about his colleagues
17:59, 23 August 2020

Voice of America

A former US Army Special Forces officer is arrested in the United States on suspicion of conspiring with Russian intelligence and transmitting data related to national defense. This was reported by the press service of the US Department of Justice.

According to the agency, Peter Raphael Dzibinski Debbins has been passing information to the Russian special services from 1996 to 2011. Then he was allegedly called to serve in Russia and the latter even gave him a code name.

At first, the 45-year-old American served in the US chemical defense forces and then was transferred to the special forces. According to the document, he disclosed to Moscow data on both types of troops.

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The officer was also accused of transmitting information about his colleagues in order to make a decision in Russia about their possible recruitment. Now the American faces life imprisonment.

As we reported, the police of Norway arrested a citizen of its country as he is suspected in the illegal transfer of information to the employee of Russian intelligence. A Norwegian, whose name is not revealed, is suspected in the harming vital national interests. He faces up to 15 years in jail.

Besides, Slovakia expelled three employees of the Embassy of Russia due to the suspicion in the espionage in the territory of the country under diplomatic cover.

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