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Germany Arrests Russian, Ukrainian On Spying Charges – WE News English

BERLIN: German prosecutors on Friday said they had apprehended three men, a Russian, a Ukrainian and an Armenian on suspicion of spying for a foreign intelligence service.

The three men were arrested in Frankfurt on Wednesday after allegedly trying to collect information about a Ukrainian citizen, said federal prosecutors in a statement.

The men were only identified as Russian citizen Arman S, Robert A, from Ukraine and Vardges I from Armenia

Prosecutors did not disclose the name of the foreign secret service the men were allegedly working for and refused to comment further when contacted by Western media.

The statement said the three suspects were acting on behalf of a foreign intelligence service in Germany saying that the trio had on June 19 visited a cafe in Frankfurt where the target person was thought to be.

Germany has exposed numerous espionage cases on its soil since the beginning of Russia’s war on Ukraine in February 2022.

A former German intelligence officer is currently facing a trial in Berlin, accused of providing information to Moscow that showed Germany had access to details of Russian mercenary operations in Ukraine. He refused the charges.

Last month, a German former soldier was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for sharing secret military information with Russia.

Russian authorities on the other hand have levelled treason charges against dozens of people accused of supporting Ukraine and the West since the war started.

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