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Lithuanians arrested after spying for Russia

VILNIUS —  A number of Lithuanians linked to minor political parties have been arrested and charged with spying for Russia this year, the Lithuanian prosecutor general said on Wednesday.

Since 2014, Lithuania has jailed several of its citizens for spying for Russia, once the Baltic country's Soviet overlord. In 2017 it handed down a 10-year jail sentence on a Russian it said had tried to set up a spy ring in Lithuania for Moscow's FSB security service.

"All of these people, who executed tasks for an intelligence organization of the Russian Federation, are connected to political parties in some way," prosecutor general Evaldas Pasilis said of the arrests this year.
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