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Russian citizens caught infiltrating Adazi military base to be kept under arrest

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUOn Wednesday, 12 August, Riga City Vidzeme District Court decided to keep Russian citizens Andrei Popko and Aleksandr Kurkin, who are held suspect of espionage, under arrest. The ruling of the court is not subject to appeal.

As it is known, Adazi military base was infiltrated by two Russian citizens in June. Latvian Security Police holds them suspect of espionage and terrorism. Following a request from Security Police, both men were put under arrest. The two Russian citizens may be sentenced to a lifetime in prison or 20 years in prison.

The two men who infiltrated Adazi military base were quickly apprehended by guards. Responsibility for this event has been taken by Other Russia – successor to once the Neo-Fascist Russian National Bolshevik Party. During the arrest, officers found the two men were carrying pamphlets written in English.

Photos distributed by National Bolsheviks depict how the two ‘infiltrators’ passed the fence carrying a large flag, which looked not unlike St. George ribbon. Because their presence was discovered quickly, they did not have the time to distribute their pamphlets.

This incident took place during Saber Strike 2015 military exercises in Adazi.

Latvian Security Police also holds Pro-Russian activist Vladimir Linderman in this case. He is currently under police monitoring. Linderman is also prohibited to leave the country.

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