In Austria, read the verdict to the officer for espionage in favor of Russia

On the evening of 9 June the Salzburg district court of Austria, announced the verdict in the case of 71-year-old Colonel in the Austrian army, retired, who was accused of passing classified information to Russian intelligence. This publication reports Krone.

The former officer was sentenced to three years in prison on three counts: action to the detriment of Austria, the betrayal of state interests and the intentional disclosure of military secrets.

The decision of the jury.

According to the investigation, the accused worked for Russian intelligence for 25 years, using spy equipment and having a promotion of €220 thousand.

After the trial, the convicted person was released in connection with the fact that he has already served half of the sentence.

9 November 2018, the media reported that in Austria exposed and detained a Russian spy.

According to prosecutors, Salzburg, officer Martin M. worked for Russian intelligence since 1993. He passed your contact information on the tasks of military air and land forces, artillery systems, migration crisis, and many high-ranking soldiers of Austria.

The alleged messenger of the GRU, the Russian citizen Igor Zaitsev declared in the international search.

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