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16 May, 2008 04:33

FSB catches Georgian spy

Russia’s security forces have reportedly arrested a Russian citizen who is accused of spying for Georgia. Georgia denies the allegation and calls the information a “provocation”.

Russia's Interfax news agency quotes an undisclosed source in the Federal Security Service (FSB) which says the man – named as Georgian-born Ramzan Turkoshvili – was trying to establish contact between Tbilisi and groups of militants in the North Caucasus.

It says he was working under the guidance of a terrorist leader hiding in the Pankisi Gorge in Georgia. The alleged spy is said to have received remuneration in U.S. dollars for his services.