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Frmr Norwegian border guard sentenced in Moscow for nuclear submarine espionage

Frmr Norwegian border guard sentenced in Moscow for nuclear submarine espionage

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A retired Norwegian border guard was sentenced to 14 years in a Russian prison for gathering data on Russian nuclear submarines. His lawyer says he was played by the Norwegian side. Frode Berg was arrested in Russia in December 2017 by operatives of the FSB, Russia’s counter-intelligence and security agency. Few details are known about his case, which was heard by a Moscow court behind closed doors due to its sensitive nature. The FSB says it has been fully proven that Berg, acting under orders of Norwegian intelligence, gathered secret data, “harming the defensive capabilities of the Russian Federation.” The prosecution says Berg was harvesting data related to Russian nuclear submarines. According to leaks-based reports in the Russian media, Berg served as a courier between his nation’s intelligence and an employee of a Russian defense contractor. The latter, previously suspected of treason, was under FSB surveillance.
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