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Two suspected Russian spies arrested in Latvia

May 16, 2024

The State Security Service of Latvia (VDD) has detained two people, including a previously known taxi driver Sergei Sidorov, on suspicion of spying for the Russian Federation.

This was reported by Yevropeiska Pravda.

The criminal case against these two individuals was initiated on May 2 in accordance with the article of the Criminal Code on espionage - the collection of information not provided for by law with the aim of transmitting it to a foreign state or foreign organization directly or through another person, VDD reports.

As part of the criminal proceedings, the VDD conducted actions in several locations in and around Riga.


According to the information obtained during the investigation, these individuals illegally collected sensitive information in Latvia about persons suspected of espionage and then passed it on to Russian special services.

One of the detainees, taxi driver Sergei Sidorov, had previously been accused of spying for the Russian Federation.

On May 15, both detainees were placed under arrest. VDD is continuing the investigation and will provide more information as the process progresses.

The criminal case against Sergei Sidorov on charges of spying for Russia is scheduled to continue in Riga City Court on July 11.

Author - Olena Madiak, 16/05/2024

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