A Russian citizen has been arrested in Denmark, charged with offering info on vitality know-how to Russian Intelligence.
The person might be tried on the fees, the Danish Public Prosecution Authority confirmed in a statement Wednesday.
“The defendant, who has been in custody for the reason that starting of July 2020, is suspected of getting supplied info on, amongst different issues, Danish vitality know-how for a Russian intelligence service,” the authority added.
The fees comply with a significant investigation by Denmark’s Police Intelligence Service.
Prosecutors will ask for the suspect to be sentenced to jail for spying and deported from the nation. The trial is predicted to be carried out behind closed doorways at a district court docket in Aalborg at a date to be confirmed.
The suspect, whose title, gender and age haven’t been revealed by the authorities, faces six years imprisonment beneath Danish legislation.
The Russian embassy in Copenhagen mentioned it thought-about the fees have been a “mistake” and referred to as for impartiality within the justice course of.
The embassy added that it hoped “our compatriot” can be acquitted in court docket and freed.