Germany suspects Russian scientist of espionage | abroad

Ilnuer N. passed sensitive information to a Russian intelligence member at least three times between October 2020 and June 2021, according to prosecutors. He would always get paid for it. n. She worked at an unnamed university in the Department of Science and Technology.

Another spy case

This spying case is one of many in Europe. At the end of May, Italy expelled two more Russian diplomats. This happened after a captain of the Italian Navy leaked secret documents to an employee of the Russian Embassy in exchange for money. The Italian naval officer was captured.

In December last year, two Russian diplomats had to leave the Netherlands because they were involved in espionage in the Dutch high-tech sector. Both worked for the Russian foreign intelligence service, SVR. According to the AIVD, the espionage case “probably” caused damage to the organizations in which Russian informants were active. The Russians were interested in information about artificial intelligence, semiconductors and nanotechnology.

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