The AIVD has rolled up a Russian “spy community”, let it know in a letter press launch. Two Russian diplomats have to go away the nation, as a result of in response to the AIVD they’re intelligence officers. They each labored on the nation’s embassy in The Hague.
AIVD: ‘In all probability triggered harm to Dutch organizations’
One of many spies was engaged in espionage within the discipline of know-how and science. He constructed up a big community of sources, all of whom have been energetic within the Dutch high-tech sector, writes the AIVD.
A second spy, who additionally labored as a diplomat on the Russian embassy, performed a supporting position. In response to the AIVD, the intelligence officers labored for the Russian intelligence service SVR.
Each diplomats have been declared “persona non grata”, writes the AIVD. Because of this they may quickly have to go away the nation and are not allowed to work right here as diplomats.
In response to the AIVD, the espionage case “likely triggered harm to the organizations the place the sources are or have been energetic and thus probably additionally to the Dutch economic system and nationwide safety”.
The Russians have been fascinated by “details about synthetic intelligence, semiconductors and nanotechnology”. In response to the AIVD, the sources of the Russians labored in firms in addition to in increased training establishments. The AIVD doesn’t make any statements concerning the identification of the Russian sources and affected firms and academic establishments.
The AIVD has warned the affected organizations and the Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) concerning the case. “On the premise of this, the IND is taking measures underneath immigration legislation towards a supply”, the AIVD stories.
Two years in the past, an operation by the Russian army intelligence service GRU towards the Group for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague was foiled.