Lithuanian secret service agent detained in Moscow — Russian security service

A Lithuanian secret service agent has been detained in Moscow on the suspicion of spying, the public relations centre of the federal security service FSB has told TASS.

A Lithuanian secret service agent has been detained in Moscow on the suspicion of spying, the public relations centre of the federal security service FSB has told TASS.

"On May 19 a Lithuanian citizen identified as a foreign intelligence agent was detained in Moscow. He was seized the moment he was receiving secret documents from a Russian citizen," the FSB said.

The detained Lithuanian was taken to the FSB office.

"When confronted with evidence, he testified that he was an officer of the 2nd department of operative services (military intelligence) of the Lithuanian Defense Ministry," the FSB said.

At the moment the Lithuanian agent is at the Lefortovo detention centre.

"The necessary investigative measures are being taken," the FSB public relations office said.

First published by TASS.

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