French DSGI Counter-Intelligence (their MI5 equivalent) arrested a French LTC assigned to NATO, as he was wrapping up his vacation in France and heading back to his NATO base in Italy. The LTC was arrested for committing espionage on behalf of Russia.
The LTC speaks fluent Russian and his position appears to be that of a specialist on Russian military affairs for his NATO base in Italy. French authorities began investigating the LTC when he was spotted with an individual who was later identified as an Intelligence Officer for the Russian GRU, Russia's Military Intelligence.
The LTC is being held in ‘La Santé’ prison in Paris. 55 years old, father of five, has relatives in Russia. The LTC was assigned to Allied Joint Force Command.
Earlier in the month French DSGI arrested two Retired DGSE agents, one is in his 60s, and the other in his 70s for committing Espionage on behalf of China. French law prohibits disclosure of the full names of their agents, current and retired.