Since the beginning of Russia's war against Ukraine, European countries have expelled more than 400 Russian spies. This was told by the head of the British foreign intelligence service Richard Moore in an interview with CNN.
According to him, after the expulsion, espionage opportunities for Russia in Europe have halved. He added that several deep-cover Russian spies masquerading as ordinary citizens have also been exposed and arrested in recent months.
On June 16, Dutch intelligence told how it prevented an attempt by a Russian military intelligence (GRU) agent to undergo an internship at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. His real name is Sergey Vladimirovich Cherkasov, his false name is Victor Muller Ferreira. To pass as “his own”, he called Vladimir Putin a “cancer” and retweeted Bellingcat publications about the GRU.