Two men were sentenced to long terms of imprisonment in Lithuania on charges of espionage for Russia.
Both defendants were found guilty of transmitting information to Russian intelligence and sentenced to four years and nine months in prison each, reports Deutsche Welle.
The message of the General Prosecutor's office in Vilnius reports that two men, who were born in 1966 and 1961, for several years were taking photos of the area and communication structure of a military airfield in Šiauliai and then transferred these pictures the Russian intelligence service. They were detained at the end of 2017.
Both men pleaded guilty at a closed hearing, reports Baltic News Service, with reference to the representative of the court.
NATO aircraft that patrols the airspace over Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania are deployed in Šiauliai.