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Russian spy, Raymond Poeteray, is jailed at The Hague


A diplomat has been jailed for 12 years for passing secret Nato and EU documents to Russia. The case is linked to that of a couple on trial in Germany who are also accused of being Russian spies.

A three-judge panel at The Hague District Court said Raymond Poeteray, 61, had damaged the interests of the Dutch state and its allies by passing on sensitive military and political documents.

Presiding judge AJ Milius said Poeteray gave the Russians information about the civil war in Libya, EU fact-finding missions in Georgia, and Dutch peacekeeping missions in Kosovo and Afghanistan, causing “substantial” damage.