The Estonian officer was arrested for espionage in favor of Russia

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The Harju County court in Estonia arrested two people accused of treason. About it reports “Interfax” with reference to Prosecutor’s office of the country.

Espionage suspect the officer of the General staff of the defence Forces of the country of major Denis Metsavere and his father Peter Volin. They are accused of transferring the chief Directorate of the General staff of the Russian Armed forces secret data constituting a state secret.

The suspects were granted Estonian citizenship in the 1990s the naturalization. Wolin in the Soviet years served in the frontier troops of KGB of the USSR. Metsavan served in the defence Forces of Estonia since 2008. He had access to projects for the development of artillery in the country.

According to the prosecution, the transmission data of the Russian intelligence was carried out for at least five years before the arrest. The Agency has not yet reported the specific information involved.

The commander of Forces of defence Riho Terras said that “the detainee has caused significant damage as Estonia and allies.”

In July Estonian special services have uncovered valid in the country the network of Russian agents of influence. Among them were politicians, journalists, diplomats, businessmen. While the specific names, the General Director of the Department of foreign intelligence of Estonia Mikk Marran and was not named.

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