Austria orders arrest of Russian national in spying case

Austria orders arrest of Russian national in spying case

Austria’s Interior Ministry has put Russian national Igor Zaitsev on the international wanted list on the suspicion of spying for Russia.

"Zaitsev Igor Yegoryevich is suspected of being engaged in secret activities in favor of Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate to Austria’s prejudice," TASS cited the ministry as saying.

The arrest warrant was issued by Salzburg prosecutor’s office.

Zaitsev, 65, is suspected of disclosing state secrets, secret espionage activities against Austria, and intentional divulgence of military secrets.

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