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Ten Arrested In US On Charges of Spying For Russia

US has arrested 10 individuals including eight “deep cover” agents on charges of spying for Russia; reminding the espionage’s episodes of the cold war era.

The arrests were made on Sunday and yesterday in Boston, New York, New Jersey and Virginia, the Department of Justice announced today alleging that the group dubbed the “Illegals” was tasked by the Russian intelligence agency SVR to enter the US, assume false identities and carry out espionage activities.

“These Russian secret agents work to hide all connections between themselves and Russia, even as they act at the directions and under the control of SVR, these secrets agents are typically called “illegals”, the FBI said in its complaint filed before a US court yesterday.

“Illegals” agents of the SVR generally receive extensive training before coming to the US.