Russian woman caught spying in Greece
In the news of Greek State Television ERT, it was stated that the female spy, the owner of the shop where knitting and handicraft materials were sold, used the name "Maria" in the Pangrati district of Athens.
The real name of the Russian national woman, whom the Greek Intelligence Service (EYP) determined to work on behalf of a foreign country's intelligence agency, is 'Irina A.S.'.
It was stated that the female spy both owned a shop selling knitting and handcrafted materials and introduced herself as a photographer, and that the baby who died in 1991 lived in Greece with her identity information.
It was stated in the news that the first suspicions about the Russian spy started when it was understood that there was an inconsistency in the population registration documents, and it was stated that it was determined that some pages in the registry were torn and replaced by others.
It was recorded that the woman living in the capital with a fake Greek identity was in the category of special spies known as "illegals", and that the spies in this category were working on behalf of their intelligence units in different countries with the identities of other people or children who lost their lives.
It is believed that the Russian female spy left Greece in January at the call of Russia, after other members of the "illegals" group were caught and went to this country.
Up to 10 years of espionage training
Speaking to ERT, security expert Alexandros Niklan stated that spies in the "illegals" category receive 5 to 10 years of training and reach their goals in a long-term period, sometimes 25 years.