VDD asks to prosecute another person connected to the "Baltic anti-fascists" for spying in favour of Russia

On 16 October, Latvian State Security Service (VDD) asked the Prosecutor's Office to initiate criminal prosecution against another person, who spied in favour of Russia by fulling specific tasks on behalf of the criminal organization "Baltic anti-fascists".

In the course of the investigation, VDD has established that the person passed on information to leaders of the criminal organization "Baltic anti-fascists" about the movement, location and combat capabilities of NATO military equipment in the territory of Latvia, knowing that this information was planned to be handed over to the Russian security and intelligence services. Likewise, the person, on behalf of the contact person of the criminal organization "Baltic anti-fascists", had collected and compiled information about the planned procurements in Latvia, related to the military field and the strengthening of Latvian national defence capabilities.

The criminal case against this person is separated from the so-called criminal proceedings of "Baltic anti-fascists", incriminating the crime pursuant to Section 85 of the Criminal Law – espionage. The person was detained by VDD on 29 March this year.

Support to VDD in this criminal case was provided by Defence Intelligence and Security Service (MIDD).

VDD warns that any engagement in the criminal activities by the so-called "Baltic anti-fascists" aimed against the national security interests of Latvia is subject to criminal liability.

It has already been reported that on 16 October this year VDD asked the Prosecutor's Office to prosecute another person for 23 established cases of espionage carried out on behalf of the criminal organization "Baltic anti-fascists".

Information prepared by VDD
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