New German spy

On 9 August a civil servant in Germany’s Defence Ministry has been arrested on suspicion of spying for Russia. He worked in procurement and has only been identified as “Thomas H.” He was arrested at his office in the Ministry. German invesitgators say that he approached the Russians rather than the other way round.

This is going to be quite a shock following the arrest of Carsten Linke, an officer of the BND, in December 2022. Linke is still awaiting trial. That same autumn, an officer in the German army reserve was given probation after he was found guilty of providing intelligence about the army to a Russian official.

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