Russia seeks out special agents in Canada

April 11,2024 1201
Russia seeks out special agents in Canada

Russian special services seeking agents in Canada, reported the Defence Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine. The FSB is attempting to find foreigners in the country who maintain contact with the intelligence agencies of various countries worldwide and recruit them to serve Moscow.

“The search for double agents is taking place within immigrant communities from Russia and other countries that were part of or under the influence of the Soviet Union,” wrote the intelligence.

The Kremlin’s special services promote their calls, particularly through Russian-language media outlets in Canada. “For example, in March 2024, the relevant FSB appeal was distributed in the form of a leaflet supplement to the printed publication Nasha Kanada “Our Canada” – a newspaper distributed for free in European goods stores, Russian restaurants, the metro, certain schools, hospitals, and residential complexes in the city of Toronto,” the message states.

The Intelligence emphasizes that such publications may only be a cover for aggressors. “Interestingly, the mentioned publication [Nasha Kanada] positions itself as pro-democratic and anti-Putin, but it may only be a cover and a way to divert the attention of local security structures,” concludes the intelligence.

The international intelligence community InformNapalm, in collaboration with journalists from Insight News, conducted an OSINT investigation and created a map of the global Russian disinformation network in Europe. This interactive map highlights pro-Russian resources in 9 European countries and the European Union. You can check your country at the link.

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