Us special forces officer accused of spying for Russia
A former employee of the special forces of the us army has been arrested in the United States on suspicion of colluding with Russian intelligence and transmitting data related to national defense to it. This is reported by TASS with reference to a press release of the us Department of justice.
According to the Agency, Peter Raphael Dzibinski Debbins passed information to the Russian special services from 1996 to 2011. Then he was allegedly called to serve in Russia and even given a code name. First, the 45-year-old American served in the us chemical defense forces, and then moved to the special forces. As indicated in the document, he disclosed to Moscow data on both types of troops.
The special forces man was also accused of passing information about his colleagues in order for Russia to make a decision about their possible recruitment. Now the American faces life in prison.
Earlier, a 50-year-old Norwegian was accused of spying for Russia. He worked for a company involved in the construction of the Nord stream 2 pipeline. He was detained on August 15. Now the man faces up to 15 years in prison.