Martin Moller, 72, has reportedly been identified as a Russian informant on NATO, in an operation by security services across Europe – including MI6
A retired Austrian colonel turned ‘Russian informant’ gave information which was ‘likely’ to have been used to help plan the Salisbury Novichock poisonings, it has been claimed.
Martin Moller, 72, has reportedly been identified as a Russian informant on NATO, in an operation by security services across Europe – including MI6.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Mr Moller is believed to have shared information with a notorious unit of the Kremlin’s intelligence network – known as Unit 29155.
Among the information he reportedly shared included details about which poisons NATO were aware of.
According to the Telegraph this may have been used to pick Novichok as the poison used in the 2018 Salisbury attack.
According to the reports, Mr Moller accepts he did exchange information for money, but said it related entirely to Austria.
However, the paper reports that, Mr Moller, who earlier this year was sentenced to three years in prison for betraying state secrets, denied that any of the information that he supplied could have resulted in deaths and that it was ‘of no practical value’.
His lawyers also told the paper that he did not know about Unit 29155.
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