The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia arrested in Norway Russian works in the office of the Council of Federation
A Russian who was detained in Norway on suspicion of espionage, is a member of the Federation Council. This is stated in the message of 24 September was published on the website of the Ministry of foreign Affairs.
In connection with the detention Bochkarev, the Russian foreign Ministry summoned the Ambassador of Norway in Russia rune Resaland, which was “declared a strong protest.” The foreign Ministry demanded an “immediate” withdrawal of Russian “absurd accusations” and release it.
“It seems that the wave campaign “spy” against Russia acquires in Norway odious forms. Of course, such steps will not remain without consequences,” — said in the press release of the Russian authorities.
The TV channel “Rain” notes that the faculty of computational mathematics and Cybernetics of Moscow state University mentioned Michael A. Bochkarev, now employed in the apparatus of the Federation Council. In 2005, he served as an Advisor to the Department of electronic publications in information networking in the apparatus of the Federation Council. Aftenposten writes that now the problem is the same post.
Dagbladet writes that a two-day seminar on information technologies, which participated Bochkarev took place in the Norwegian Parliament. Allegedly, at some point, an employee of the Federation Council acted “suspicious” and detained him. After news of the arrest of Russians in the Parliament banned the use of some technique because of fears that the Russians could establish a third-party equipment.
Bochkareva was detained September 21, and the next day sent in custody for two weeks. He is suspected of collecting classified information. The lawyer for 51-year-old Russian said that he considers the incident a misunderstanding and is willing to cooperate with law enforcement authorities in Norway.