January 2, 2015
Lithuania Detains Alleged Russian Spy Ring at Major NATO Airbase
By Damien Sharkov, Newsweek
Lithuanian lieutenant colonel Vidmantas Raklevičius told Russian news agency Itar-Tass that one man detained was indeed one of his officers, deployed in the Zoknai air base, a large NATO facility where the organisation's Baltic patrol flights are coordinated.
"The special services informed me about his capture," the colonel said, but would not unveil the alleged spy's identity. . . .
According to Latvia's Delfi news service the Lithuanian general prosecutor has also detained the person the group of alleged spies reported and sent collective findings to.
A recent Newsweek investigation found that Russian spying activity in Europe has returned to levels not seen since the Cold War.