Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Czech military counterintelligence confirms reports of Russian spying

PRAGUE, Czech Republic-30.09.2008
The Czech military counterintelligence says that foreign spies have tried to gain classified information about a planned US radar base in the Czech Republic. In its annual report for 2007, published on Monday, the Czech agency said that intelligence services of some countries were interested in recruiting Czech citizens with access to classified information. The report also said that in 2007, concrete interest was registered in information relating to the construction of the US anti-missile radar on Czech territory. The report came after the Czech civilian intelligence service said last week that Russian spies attempted to increase opposition on the part of Czech politicians, media and citizen groups to the radar base. Radio Prague

More here:

PRAGUE, Czech Republic (AP) — A Czech intelligence agency says foreign intelligence services operating in the Czech Republic have been trying to gather information about a planned U.S. missile defense facility on Czech territory.
The Military Intelligence says in its annual report it has observed "a concrete interest" by foreign services in information about a radar base the U.S. plans to build near Prague as part of a missile shield Washington says is intended to counter a threat from Iran.
The report, released Monday, did not provide details.
Last week another Czech agency, the counterintelligence service BIS, said Russian agents have tried to increase public opposition to the radar.
Russia opposes the missile defense plan. AP


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home