A man from Briton has been arrested in Germany, in which he has been accused of spying for Russia.
Published on the German Office of the Federal Prosecutor website, the report accords that the man is called David S.
The man was a former worker for the British embassy based in Berlin.
London Metropolitan Police have also confirmed the arrest, which their website claims the man “commit[ed]Ing offences relating to being engaged in ‘Intelligence Agent activity’ (under German law)”.
Moreover, the report also states that he was arrested in Postdam – a city on the border of Berlin – as the 57-year-old lives there.
His house was also raided by German officials.
Nevertheless, the act to arrest the man was a joint British-German decision.
The report claims that on one occasion, the man transmitted documents of “professional activity” to a “representative of Russian Intelligence service”, which as a result the accused received cash.
The BBC explain that tensions between Russia and both the UK and Germany are “strained after several high-profile incidents”.
These incidents included incidents like the 2018 Novichok poisoning in the city of Salisbury and the poisoning of the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny who had to be treated in Germany.
Novichok means “newcomer” in Russian and Is an umbrella term of a number of “nerve agents developed by the Soviet Union in the 1970s and 1980s”.
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