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2016.03.07 10:15

Lithuanian army paramedic exposed having spied for Belarus

Algirdas Acus2016.03.07 10:15

The Vilnius District Court sentenced Andrej Osurkov to three years in prison. It ruled that Osurkov has been paid to provide information about Lithuania's armed forces to the Belarusian intelligence service, for five years.

The Vilnius District Court sentenced Andrej Osurkov to three years in prison. It ruled that Osurkov has been paid to provide information about Lithuania's armed forces to the Belarusian intelligence service, for five years.

Lithuanian police arrested Osurkov in January 2014. He pleaded guilty.

Prosecutor said that he asked for a six year imprisonment, but he did not elaborate on the motive.

In November, the same court sentenced a former employee of the Lithuanian Air Traffic Control Service, Romualdas Lipskis, to three years and three months in prison after finding him guilty of spying for Belarus.

In 2014, Belarus sentenced two Belarusians to eight and 10 years on charges that they provided intelligence to Lithuania.


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Vs of Osurkov in the court

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