In Lithuania, the former Chairman of the left party was suspected of espionage in favor of Russia
In Lithuania, the former Chairman of the party Algirdas Paleckis was detained on suspicion in espionage in favor of Russia. About it reports the local edition 15 min.
With him on the same case, arrested several people, but their names were not disclosed.
According to the Lithuanian edition, the politician was detained in October. He faces from 3 to 15 years. The investigation suggests that Paleckis has collaborated with Russia for at least a year.
In 2012, Paleckis was tried in Lithuania for denying Soviet aggression, he was acquitted.
The Prosecutor General of Lithuania Evaldas, Basilis told reporters that the investigation revealed that the Russian intelligence services to cooperate with some local political parties. Pashalis said that we are not talking about parliamentary parties.
The attorney General noted that most were Lithuanians, but there is one citizen of Russia. The exact number of detainees in the case, he did not name. Rubaltic writes that the detained Russian is a historian Valery Ivanov.
The Department of state security of Lithuania believe that the purpose of espionage was to “influence political processes” in the country.