Russia accuses ex-defence industry worker of spying for Germany
Russia has detained a former defence industry worker on suspicion of spying for Germany and charged him with high treason, Moscow's FSB security service said on Friday.
According to the FSB, the suspect had worked for a military contractor in the Siberian region of Omsk and had offered to hand over information in exchange for German citizenship.
It said the man had initiated contact with a German official and had gathered information about "important military facilities". It gave no further details. Reuters was not able to independently verify the FSB's account.
The FSB distributed a video to Russian news agencies showing what appeared to be an FSB officer in camouflage jumping out of a vehicle and pinning a man to the ground.
On Wednesday, the FSB said it had arrested a resident of the far eastern Primorsky Krai region on suspicion of spying for Ukraine.