Austria puts Russian GRU officer on international wanted list

23:59, 25 July 2019
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As Austria's Ministry of the Interior said, he is suspected of espionage, the media outlet said.

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The Austrian edition Kurier said this was linked with a case of a 70-year-old retired army colonel, who was charged with spying for Russia in late 2018. He gave Russia information on the migration crisis, Austrian military aviation and artillery systems. He shared detailed information on many Austrian high-ranking military personnel and NATO data with Russian special services.

The colonel from Salzburg reportedly received about EUR 300,000 for his services.

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