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Czech Republic to 2018 revealed and eliminated, the intelligence network of the Russian security services. This was reported by Michal Koudelka — Director of the Czech security and information (SBI), working in counterintelligence and counter-terrorism. His words leads portal iDNES.
Koudelka said that his Ministry was incredibly successful period of cooperation with local security forces and foreign institutions. “For example, at the beginning of this year we informed by any means necessary under the law, that we successfully managed to destroy the intelligence network of a Russian rsslib operating on our territory, and completely paralyse its activities”, — he said.
Director of SBI added that over the past five years, the service has not allowed to operate dozens of Russian and Chinese spies. It did, in particular, on the quiet, that is, forcing them to leave the country or just not giving them accreditation.
In addition, Koudelka reminded of the Czech Republic the expulsion of three Russian diplomats-scouts from the case of the poisoning in Britain of former GRU officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia.
December 6, Czech President miloš Zeman has criticized the annual report of SBI. He stated that in the open part of the office writes about the many Russian and Chinese spies, at the same time closed for six years this has never been reported. According to him, the documents had no specific information about the detection of “at least one Russian or Chinese spy”.
In 2015, it was reported that SBI was suspected of three Russian diplomats in Prague, espionage. The Russians were forced to leave the country because they have not renewed permission to stay in the Czech Republic.
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