Hunt for Kremlin spies: intelligence official detained in Austria

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 Hunt for Kremlin spies: intelligence official detained in Austria

The Washington Post writes that after the start of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Europe began investigating links between politicians and intelligence officers with the Kremlin.

Thus, in particular, a high-ranking official from the Austrian intelligence, Egisto Ott, was detained.

“For many years, ties with Moscow have permeated our political system. Now economic and political dependence on Russia is finally visible to everyone as a security threat,” said opposition MP Stephanie Crisper.

intelligence officer in Turkey and Italy. Now he is suspected of selling state secrets to Russia. According to European intelligence officials and according to investigative documents, he may also have been providing the Kremlin with information about his Western opponents. the entire intelligence service of Austria. This has already caused some European intelligence services to curtail their contacts with Vienna or exclude it from intelligence exchanges on certain issues concerning Russia.

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