Two employees of Lithuanian air base accused of spying for Russia

In Lithuania, two former employees of the Šiauliai Air Base of the country's Air Forces spied for the Russian Federation, reported BNS new agency.

The NATO Air Force squadron is located at this air base. The investigation found that the employees of the Šiauliai military base made photocopies of official documents and other closed but non-classified data under the instruction of the Russian intelligence services from the fall of 2014.

Both former employees of the air base pleaded guilty to espionage for Russia. The case was heard by the Šiauliai District Court.

"On Friday, March 22, the Šiauliai District Court questioned both defendants accused of spying for Russia, and they pleaded guilty," the court representative Vytautas Jončas said.

As a result of the subversive activity of these employees, the Russian Federation received data on the activities of the air base and staff who serve in the Lithuanian army, as well as the army of another state.

  Lithuania, Europe, NATO, Russia, Šiauliai