Two Estonians Spied on their Government for Russia
A father and a son were confirmed to have connections with the General Directorate of the General Staff (formerly GRU) of the Armed Forces of Russia. Both were paid by Russia for providing secret information
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Two Estonian citizens were sentenced to imprisonment for state treason and espionage in favor of Russia.
Former Estonian Army officer Denis Metsavas and his father Peter Volin, who previously served in the KGB (Committee for State Security) border troops of the USSR, passed secret intelligence data to Russian intelligence, Deutsche Welle reported.
At a closed session, the court denounced Metsavasas to 15.5, and his father to six years of prison.
Both were found guilty of transferring secret information and information-with-limited-access to the General Directorate of the General Staff (formerly GRU) of the Armed Forces of Russia.
The court confirmed that Metsavas had been involved in espionage for more than a decade, and his father for five years.
For the espionage, the Russian government paid the pair a little under €20,000 (about $22,500).