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A woman was arrested in Denmark – after the Russian spy fund was revealed

A woman was arrested in Denmark – after the Russian spy fund was revealed

In the past decade, Braavfund has funneled money to Sweden and Europe – which went, among other things, to influence operations and disinformation. At the same time, the organization has close ties with Russian intelligence.

This was recently revealed by SVT Nyheter and Göteborgs-posten in an international collaboration.

In Denmark, the PET security police acted after the review. On Tuesday, a woman was arrested According to the Danish DR, For several years he received money from the Russian Fund.

– This is related to reports in several European media about a Russian state fund and is not related to the just ended EU Parliament elections, PET said in a commentary to DR.

Manages the legal center

The woman, a Russian citizen, runs a legal counseling center and is a central figure in the Russian community in Denmark.

– Suspicions surround its interest in, among other things, enabling a foreign intelligence service to operate in Denmark – as well as cooperating in carrying out influence activities, PET tells DR.

The woman is likely to be released after being interrogated.

The front person in Sweden has left

In Sweden, the Russian Federation and associations associated with the Federation received funds paid from Bravfund. However, Sweden's contact person had emigrated to Russia and was unable to be reached for comment.

The Swedish security police, Sapo, does not want to comment on the Danish arrest, but states that it is constantly taking “measures to limit Russia’s ability to carry out activities that threaten security in various ways.”

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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen commented on the review last week.

– This is further evidence that Russia is trying to manipulate information and influence our society. “For many years we have been calling them hybrid attacks against our democracy, against our society,” she told SVT Nyheter.