Russia detains Romanian diplomat accused of trying to obtain secret military informationBy AP
Monday, August 16, 2010
Russia detains Romanian diplomat accused of spying
MOSCOW — Russia’s Federal Security Service says it has detained a Romanian diplomat suspected of spying.
The security service says that Gabriel Grecu, first secretary in the political department of the Romanian Embassy in Moscow, was detained Monday as he tried to obtain secret military information from a Russian citizen.
The security service, in a statement released to Russian news agencies, says espionage equipment was seized from the Romanian diplomat.
No one was available to comment at the security service Monday evening.
The Romanian Embassy in Moscow and Romania’s Foreign Ministry in Bucharest both declined to comment on the matter.
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