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Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama dismissed allegations of espionage at the former arms factory in Gramsci, in which two Russians and a Ukrainian were suspected, writes Albanian Daily News.
According to they don't make weapons there anymore, he says. He urged to find the true purpose of the stay of the detainees in the country.
“The veil of fog over the so-called especially important objects was an occasion for tears and laughter. These are not even factories that produce weapons. They are no longer classified as objects of special importance. They can't afford to pay their electricity bills and even had their lights turned off. They have several guards to protect against encroachment, & mdash; Rama said. Talk of espionage is ridiculous, said the prime minister.
On August 21, the Albanian Ministry of Defense announced that it had detained two Russian citizens and one Ukrainian citizen near a military plant in Gramsci. According to the department, the security guard noticed that a man who tried to take pictures entered the territory of the enterprise. When trying to detain him, he used a “paralyzing spray.” as a result, two servicemen were injured.
The detained Russian with the initials M.Z. accompanied by a man and a woman who were also caught. This is a 33-year-old Russian woman with the initials S.T. and a 25-year-old Ukrainian with the initials F.A., the ministry said. The AlbaniaDailyNews portal reported that the detainees— 23-year-old Mikhail Zorin, 33-year-old Svetlana Timofeeva (also known as Lana Sator) and 25-year-old Fyodor Mikhailovich A. Rama said they were suspected of espionage.
The Russian Embassy sent a note to the Albanian Foreign Ministry with a request to provide information about the detained Russians.
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On August 25, the Meshchansky District Court of Moscow arrested Svetlana Timofeeva in absentia (the girl's date of birth— March 18, 1989— coincides with the date of birth of photographer-blogger Svetlana Timofeeva detained in Albania). In Russia, she is involved in a case of illegally obtaining information related to state secrets. Timofeeva published reports on operating and abandoned plants, factories, social institutions, disbanded military units, bunkers, restricted areas from different countries on her blogs.