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The German intelligence agent is suspected of being a Russian spy

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On Thursday, December 22, the Federal Prosecutor’s Office announced that an agent of the German intelligence services, who was suspected of passing information to Russia, had been arrested on Wednesday in Berlin.

German citizen Carsten L. , Federal Intelligence Service (BND) agent, suspect ” treason “writes the Karlsruhe Public Prosecutor’s Office, indicating that it searched the apartment and the latter’s workstation, as well as those of someone else.

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The attack of “illegal” Russian spies in Europe

In 2022, he provided information, collected as part of his work, to a Russian intelligence service.said the Federal Prosecutor’s Office in Karlsruhe, which deals specifically with espionage cases. The survey was carried out in close cooperation with the German Federal Intelligence Service (BND), the claim continued. The suspect was brought before a judge and placed in pre-trial detention.

Mandatory “discretion”.

“Restraint and good judgment are very important in this particular case. With Russia we are dealing, in the opposing camp, with a representative whose lack of restlessness and propensity for violence must be taken into account.Bruno Kahl, head of the German Federal Intelligence Service, commented in a press release. “Every detail that is made public in this case is an advantage to this adversary, in his intent to harm Germany.”he added.

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Many cases of espionage for Russia have surfaced in recent years in Germany, as in other European countries. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the intelligence services have once again raised their alert level on these questions.

On November 18, a German reserve officer received a suspended sentence of one year and nine months in Düsseldorf for spying for Russia.

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