Last year the Czech authorities broke up a Russian spy network operating in the country, the head of the BIS counter-intelligence service, Michal Koudelka, told MPs on Monday.
Prague, Oct.22.– The FSB spy ring – financed directly by Moscow and the Russian Embassy – was uncovered by BIS and the Czech Republic’s national organised crime unit. I discussed the revelation with former Czech Military Intelligence chief Andor Šándor.
“Let me start by saying two things: Russia is not a military threat to this country or Europe, but it is a security threat to our country and to Europe.
“If we accept the fact that for the Russians NATO is the biggest threat, we shouldn’t be surprised by Russia’s activities in various NATO countries – and in particular those that are not considered to be strong allies, because of the public support [for NATO] and things like that.
“I’ve been saying for a long time that Russian spying activities are really big and that they are trying to make NATO less cohesive, less effective."
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