The Czech Republic has uncovered a Russian spy network
Czech Republic to 2018 revealed and eliminated, the intelligence network of the Russian security services. This was reported by Michal Koudelka — Director of the Czech security and information (SBI), working in counterintelligence and counter-terrorism. His words leads portal iDNES.
Koudelka said that his Ministry was incredibly successful period of cooperation with local security forces and foreign institutions.
For example, in the beginning of this year we informed who is required by law, that we successfully managed to destroy the intelligence network of one of the Russian intelligence services operating on our territory, and completely paralyze its activities.Michal Modelsdirect security and information Czech Republic
Director of SBI added that over the past five years, the service has not allowed to operate dozens of Russian and Chinese spies. It did, in particular, on the quiet, that is, forcing them to leave the country or just not giving them accreditation.
The newsmedia found out about the surveillance Petrov and Bashirova for Skripal in the Czech Republic in 2014
In addition, Koudelka reminded of the Czech Republic the expulsion of three Russian diplomats-scouts from the case of the poisoning in Britain of former GRU officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia.
December 6, Czech President miloš Zeman has criticized the annual report of SBI. He stated that in the open part of the office writes about the many Russian and Chinese spies, at the same time closed for six years this has never been reported. According to him, the documents had no specific information about the detection of “at least one Russian or Chinese spy”.
In 2015, it was reported that SBI was suspected of three Russian diplomats in Prague, espionage. The Russians were forced to leave the country because they have not renewed permission to stay in the Czech Republic.
On 9 November, the Ministry of defense of Austria confirmed the information about detention of the Colonel of the Austrian army. He is suspected of spying for Russia for 20 years. Russian spies exposed after the collapse of the Soviet Union — in the photo gallery “Kommersant”.
The employee of security service of Estonia Alexey Dressen was charged along with his wife Victoria in espionage in favor of Russia. In July 2012 sentenced to 16 years in prison, his wife received six years of probation. In September 2015 Dressen was exchanged for Estonian Kohora.
A senior official of the Ministry of defence of Estonia Herman SIMM was accused of transfer of about 3 thousand classified NATO. In February 2009, he was sentenced to 12.5 years in prison.
In October 2014 Poland were detained Lieutenant Colonel. Zbigniew (full name not disclosed) on suspicion in espionage in favor of Russia. In may 2016 was sentenced to six years. According to investigators, supplied Russian intelligence with information about the Polish officers who may be recruited.
The Deputy head of the representative office of Vnesheconombank in new York, Yevgeny Buryakov accused of economic espionage. In may 2016 sentenced to 30 months in prison and a fine of $100 thousand, in March 2017, was released and deported. The trade mission and representative to the UN Igor Sporyshev and Viktor Such, also suspected of espionage, managed to leave the United States.
Lieutenant Royal Canadian Navy Jeffrey Gender of Delail was charged with breach of trust and passing classified information to the GRU. In particular, among the materials was information on the system of military intelligence Stone Ghost. In February 2013 sentenced to 20 years in prison.
In July 2010 between the US and Russia exchanged spies. In Russia were deported ten people who were accused of intelligence activities. Among them was Anna Chapman, Mikhail Vasenkov and his wife Vicky Pelaez Ocampo, Andrey Bezrukov and his wife Elena Vavilova.
5 September 2018 the British authorities revealed the names of suspects in the poisoning of ex-GRU officer Sergei Skripal, calling the two Russians Ruslan Bashirov and Alexander Petrov. According to the investigation, they are members of the GRU, according to The Insider, and Bellingcat, their real names — Anatoly Chapiha and Alexander Mishkin. The suspects and the Russian authorities deny the charges.
In may 2002, FBI agent Robert Philip Hanssen was sentenced to 15 life terms without parole. He was convicted of spying for the Soviet Union and Russia in the years 1979-2001. The spy went on to make a plea deal, avoiding death penalty.
April 28, 1994, the former head of Department of the Soviet foreign intelligence of the CIA Aldrich Ames was sentenced to life in prison without parole. During his work for the KGB issued no less than 25 American agents, some of whom were sentenced to death. Was recruited in April 1985.
June 20, 1997 for spying for Russia, was sentenced CIA officer Harold Nicholson. The court sentenced him to 23 years and seven months imprisonment. In January 2011, received eight years on charges of collusion with a foreign government and money laundering. In December 2010 his son Natael Nicholson was sentenced to five years probation for distribution of information to the SVR after visiting father in prison.
In 1996 he was arrested by FBI special agent Earl Edwin Pitts on charges of spying for Soviet and Russian intelligence services. According to the investigation, because of his activities received approximately $224 thousand on 27 June 1997 and was sentenced to 27 years in prison.
Employee of the Estonian security service Vladimir Weightman was accused of treason and transfer of information constituting a state secret, the Russian intelligence service. In October 2013, sentenced to 15 years in prison.
September 27, 2001 the Colonel of the intelligence Department of the Ministry of defence of the USA George W. Trofimoff was sentenced to life imprisonment. Was accused of spying for the USSR in 1970-1980-ies. In particular, conveyed a list of the main goals of the CIA in 1978-1981. Died in prison on 19 September 2014.
In February 1999, analyst, national security Agency USA (NSA) David Sheldon Boone was sentenced to 24 years and four months in prison. In October 1988 he came into contact with Soviet intelligence, offering their services. Among the transmitted data was information on the movements of Soviet troops and nuclear Arsenal collected by us intelligence. Over the years, received more than $60 thousand.