Lithuanian diplomat allowed to see spying suspect in Russia

DELFI / Tomas Vinickas

“I can confirm that the Lithuanian Embassy to Moscow has been officially notified about the possibility tomorrow for the consul to see the detained citizen,” the ministry’s official Giedrius Puodžiūnas told BNS on Thursday.

On May 20, the Russian Federal Security Service said it had detained a Lithuanian intelligence officer working for the Second Investigation Department at the Ministry of National Defence. The man was arrested for two months and faces spying suspicions.

Aristidas Tamošaitis was detained three weeks after a Russian citizen, suspected of having spied for the FSB, was detained in Lithuania.

The Russian FSB said it had detained the Lithuanian intelligence agent red-handed after he had allegedly received classified information from a Russian citizen.

The ministry did not confirm Tamošaitis was employed at the Defence Ministry’s Second Investigation Department.

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