Suspected Russian spy detained in Sweden

Deutsche Welle reports that the Swedish State Security Service (SEPO) detained a man suspected of spying for Russia in Stockholm. 

SEPO suspects that the detainee has been involved in espionage activities since at least 2017. He could have been recruited by a Russian intelligence agent working under diplomatic cover. 

The detainee worked in the field of advanced technologies, in particular, with information that is of interest to foreign intelligence services, notes SEPO. 

In December 2018, Russia expelled a Swedish attaché after Sweden refused to extend visas to two Russian diplomats. 

In March 2018, Sweden was among the countries of the West that announced the expulsion of Russian diplomats because of the poisoning of the former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal.

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