Former US Special Forces officer admitted to working for Russian intelligence

The soldier began cooperating with the Russian special services in December 1996.

Former US Special Forces officer Peter Debbins has pleaded guilty to conspiring with Russian intelligence officials to provide them with information on American national defense.

The soldier began cooperating with the Russian special services in December 1996.

Until January 2011, Debbins of Russia met with Russian intelligence agents and even occasionally visited Russia for information related to US national defense.

In 1997, Russia assigned Debbins an agent pseudonym, then he signed a statement in which he confirmed that he “wants to serve Russia.”

The American provided Russian agents with information on the activities of chemical units and special forces in which he served.

In 2008, after leaving the service, he gave the Russians classified information concerning his service, and also provided the names and personal details of former colleagues.

Peter Debbins will be sentenced on February 26, 2021. The maximum punishment he faces is life imprisonment.

We will remind, in January, the media reported that an operation of Russian spies was allegedly thwarted in Davos, Switzerland, possibly against British businessman William Browder.

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