In St. Petersburg, the consul of Estonia was detained on suspicion of espionage. On Tuesday, July 6, reports RIA News…
According to the agency, Mart Lyatte was detained red-handed while receiving classified materials from a Russian. The secret service believes that his actions are classified as clearly hostile and incompatible with the diplomatic status of an employee. Measures will be applied to him in accordance with the norms of international law.
Under international law, diplomats enjoy immunity in the country in which they work, but they can be deprived of their right to stay in the event of a violation of the law or hostile actions.
On July 2, it was reported that the Krasnodar Regional Court sentenced Andrei Pikula, who was detained by the FSB for espionage, to eight years in prison. The 30-year-old reserve lieutenant was recruited by foreign intelligence in the fall of 2018. According to the investigation, he was collecting information that constitutes a state secret of Russia.