In 2003 the Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia caught red-handed five foreign agents, FSB Director Nikolai Patrushev said to Russian media bosses Friday.
Patrushev's statement was timed for Day of Russian Security Agents marked on December 20th annually. On this day in 1918 the first Soviet special service - the Emergencies Commission for the Fight Against Counter-Revolution and Subversion - was formed.
According to Patrushev, "espionage and other subversion activities" of 14 agents and also 37 spies of foreign countries, including two Russian citizens, were thwarted.
According to Russian officials, the detainees are employees of the private security company who were on their way to Latin America via Minsk and Istanbul. Lukashenko calls Russian officials liars