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Russian intelligence 'defectors' pose a problem for Western counter-intelligence

Vladimir Osechkin (left), a Russian opponent who took refuge in France in 2015, posted his interview on YouTube in July 2022 with Alexander Lisenkov, who presented himself as an ex-FSB informant and turned out to be a clandestine Russian intelligence agent.
Vladimir Osechkin (left), a Russian opponent who took refuge in France in 2015, posted his interview on YouTube in July 2022 with Alexander Lisenkov, who presented himself as an ex-FSB informant and turned out to be a clandestine Russian intelligence agent. © YouTube/Odesa Film Studio
Several individuals claiming to be former Russian intelligence officers have been trying to interest the Western media in their story with help from a businessman and YouTube activist. It is too early, however, to know what their real intentions are. [...]
Published on 24.10.2022 at 07:00 GMT Reading time 4 minutes

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