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Dutch say they stopped Russian spy from infiltrating International Criminal Court

Dutch intelligence services said Thursday they stopped a Russian spy from infiltrating the International Criminal Court (ICC) in April.

Authorities allege that an officer working for the GRU, Russia’s military intelligence service, named Sergey Vladimirovich Cherkasov was supposed to start an internship at the ICC in The Hague, using the name Viktor Muller Ferreira and claiming to be from Brazil.

According to the Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD), they warned Dutch immigration services, which refused Cherkasov entry into the Netherlands.

The ICC has opened investigations into alleged crimes committed during Russia’s war in Ukraine, as well as during the Russia-Georgia War in 2008.

The Dutch agency deemed the situation “a potentially very high threat.”

“An officer of this kind is better known as an ‘illegal’: an intelligence officer who received long and extensive training,” AIVD said in a statement. As a result, “illegals are difficult to discover. For that reason they often remain undetected, allowing them to carry out intelligence activities.”

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