People who allegedly acted upon a tip from Russian special services were detained in Lithuania 02:17

The Lithuanian Ministry of State Security (DSS) announced that a joint operation was carried out by the law enforcement agencies of the three Baltic countries, which resulted in the arrest of persons allegedly working for the Russian intelligence services. The Lithuanian Security Service published information about this on its website. Web site.

“As part of cooperation between security and law enforcement forces of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, persons suspected of criminal actions on the territory of these countries were detained in Latvia and Estonia on the instructions of Russian special services,” the official said. The statement clarifies.

The exact number of those detained was not stated. According to published data, some of the detainees are Estonian citizens, while some have dual citizenship of Estonia and the Russian Federation. “Those detained in Estonia were accused of anti-state activities, and those detained in Latvia were accused of assisting Russian special services in activities against Latvia,” the official statement said.

Arrests have been made since December 2023.

Before that, Lithuanian Prosecutor General’s Office stopped Investigation into a US CIA prison operating secretly in the Republic. In the published press release, it is stated that the activities of the former heads of the Lithuanian State Security Service (DSS), Mecis Laurinkus, Arvydas Pocius and Dainius Dabasinskas, “bear signs of disciplinary violations”, but the investigation was terminated due to expiration of time. time out.

In August 2009, American television channel ABC reported that a secret CIA prison for terrorist suspects operated near Vilnius between 2004 and 2005.

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Source: Gazeta

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