Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) stopped the activities of 27 intelligence officers in 2006, and 89 agents of foreign secret services, FSB director Nikolai Patrushev said at a meeting with reporters of Russian media on Tuesday.
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Russiaâ€™s Federal Security Service has detained a high-ranking official of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) who had been cooperating with Lithuanian secret services for a long time, Itar-Tass reported on Tuesday.
The FSBâ€™s public relations center identified the detainee as Lt-Col Vasily Khitryuk of the FSINâ€™s internal service office in Kaliningrad, Russiaâ€™s Baltic exclave.
The officer allegedly passed state military secrets to the Baltic countryâ€™s security services, RIA Novosti adds.
â€œThe suspect used his former colleagues and friends who serve in the Russian army and security-related agencies to obtain confidential informationâ€, the service said in a statement.
â€œFollowing orders from a Lithuanian intelligence officer, he [Khitryuk] offered them monetary rewards for supplying him with copies of secret documents,â€ the statement said.
The FSB said that during Khitryukâ€™s arrest, officers seized computer storage devices with files containing top-secret information on the combat readiness of the Baltic Fleet and Russiaâ€™s military contingent in Kaliningrad.
The service said it had gathered enough evidence to launch a criminal investigation.
The Embassy of Lithuania in Moscow refused to comment on the arrest. â€œWe do not comment on such information,â€ an embassy official quoted by RIA Novosti said.
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