In 2022, Moscow has focused on cyber espionage to make up for its lack of undercover intelligence.
The Finnish Security Service (SUPO) has dealt a blow to the Russian intelligence network.
Russia’s espionage operations in Finland have halved over the past year thanks to a visa ban and the expulsion of Russian intelligence officers, ABC News reports.
The SUPO report notes that Russia has traditionally conducted intelligence operations in Finland under diplomatic cover. In 2022, Moscow has focused on cyber espionage to make up for the lack of undercover intelligence.
“While Russia is still trying to place intelligence officers under diplomatic cover, it has to make up for the shortage of agents, for example, by increasingly resorting to other formats of covert operations abroad,” said SUPO director Antti Pelttari.
Capture of Russian spies – details
Russia sent its spy agent to the territory of the United States of America, who almost got a job at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.
A spy network operating in the interests of the Russian Federation was liquidated in Poland. Including spies posed a threat to the critical infrastructure of Poland.