Russian spying significant and increasing - Swiss intelligence chief

Russian spying significant and increasing - Swiss intelligence chief

Russia spying in Switzerland is significant and increasing, the Swiss intelligence agency said on Friday after two high-profile cases involving alleged Russian agents attempting to infiltrate sites in Switzerland.

Director of Swiss Federal Intelligence Service NDB Gaudin addresses a news conference in Bern
Director of Swiss Federal Intelligence Service NDB Jean-Philippe Gaudin addresses a news conference in Bern, Switzerland October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

ZURICH: Russia spying in Switzerland is significant and increasing, the Swiss intelligence agency said on Friday after two high-profile cases involving alleged Russian agents attempting to infiltrate sites in Switzerland.

"I cannot give a lot of details about the Russian activities in Switzerland but it is clear we have more activities than before," Jean-Philippe Gaudin, director of the NDB intelligence service, told Reuters on the sidelines of a news conference.

"I cannot say how many spies, but it is significant. Of course I have a lot of information but I will share that with my colleagues elsewhere and not with the media."

(Reporting by John Revill, Editing by Michael Shields)

Source: Reuters

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