Arrested German intel officer was to leak HIMARS and IRIS-T locations in Ukraine to Moscow – Der Spiegel

17 February, 05:47 PM
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A suspected spy in Germany’s BND Federal Intelligence Service was intending to reveal the locations of HIMARS rocket systems and IRIS-T air defenses in Ukraine to Russia’s FSB security service, German news magazine Der Spiegel reported on Feb. 17.

The publication writes that last fall, the FSB tried to obtain data on the location of Ukrainian artillery and air defense through an employee of Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service, named as Carsten L., who was later arrested.

According to the investigation, the BND officer was supposed to provide the FSB with GPS data for the HIMARS rocket systems, provided by Washington, and the IRIS-T air defense system, supplied by Berlin.

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"People familiar with the case say it is unlikely that such data could have been leaked," the newspaper writes.

Der Spiegel reports that the spy was offered a "six-figure sum" for providing information.

In December, a foreign intelligence agent suspected of passing state secrets to Russia was arrested in Germany.

The detainee, whose name, according to media reports, is Carsten L., is suspected of treason.

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