Russian spy ships surveying Nordic energy infrastructure

Around 50 suspected Russian spy ships which have been active in Nordic waters were identified. (iStock)
  • Russia is using civilian vessels to survey critical Nordic infrastructure.
  • That’s according to Swedish public service tv SVT’s investigative programme Uppdrag Granskning. Together with other Nordic public broadcasters DR, NRK, and YLE, they have investigated how Russia carries out espionage of the Nordic nations.
  • Using data analysis, surveillance of radio communications and sources in the security services, around 50 suspected Russian spy ships which have been active in Nordic waters were identified.
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For more details on the kind of infrastructure being surveyed by Russia, listen to Radio Sweden’s full report.

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Greenland: Growing focus on Arctic puts Greenland at higher risk of cyber attacks: assessment, Eye on the Arctic

IcelandNordics should aim for common approach to China’s Arctic involvement says report, Eye on the Arctic

Norway: Norway expels 15 intelligence officers at Russian Embassy, The Independent Barents Observer

Russia: Russian Arctic rescue exercise attended by observers from Iran and Saudi Arabia, The Independent Barents Observer

Sweden: Swedish armed forces ready and waiting to join NATO as Finland becomes member, Radio Sweden

United States: U.S. nominates Alaskan as first Arctic ambassador, Eye on the Arctic

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