Russia jails Norwegian for spying on submarines

Russia jails Norwegian for spying on submarines

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Russia jails Norwegian Frode Berg for spying on submarines

  • 16 April 2019

Frode Berg in court, 16 Apr 19Image copyright AFP
Image caption Frode Berg was arrested in a sting operation by Russian FSB agents

A Moscow court has sentenced a 63-year-old Norwegian, Frode Berg, to 14 years in a strict-regime labour camp for spying on Russian navy submarines.

Berg, arrested in Moscow in 2017, denied the accusation.

He formerly worked as a guard on the Norwegian-Russian border.

Berg admitted acting as a courier for Norwegian intelligence, but said he had little knowledge of the mission. A Russian ex-policeman accused of passing him navy files has been jailed.

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