Over the past weekend, the Internal Security Service of Estonia detained a Russian citizen at Narva checkpoint who is believed to be an agent of the Federal Security Service of Russia. The ERR Estonian news agency reports that the man was detained on cybercrime charges and that he was travelling from Estonia to Russia.
On Monday, October 6, the Estonian Harju County Court issued an arrest warrant for the suspect. He is charged with non-violent actions aimed against the independence and territorial integrity of Estonia. The suspect is also believed to be involved in organizing cybercrimes against local state bodies.
Prosecutor Inna Ombler, who was assigned to the case, qualified the actions of the alleged Russian spy as grave crimes. “Acting as an agent of a foreign state against the Republic of Estonia is a grave crime, and we will immediately proceed with an investigation to study all details of the crime,” Ombler said, adding that there were no other suspects in the case.