Security guard worker at the British embassy who was spying for Russia has been sentenced to 13 years in prison

According to The Guardian, a security guard at the British embassy in Berlin has been sentenced to 13 years and two months in prison in London after being caught spying for Russia. David Ballantine Smith, 58, originally from Paisley, Scotland, collected secret documents and passed them on to the Russian authorities while working at the British embassy in Berlin.

He was caught during a secret operation in 2021 and pleaded guilty to eight offenses, including one charge related to passing information to Russian military attaché General Sergei Chukhrov.

The man was married to a Ukrainian citizen and talked a lot about Ukraine and discussed his trips there. He expressed hostile views towards the German government, according to the report.

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