A Dutch intelligence company acknowledged Thursday that it shunned a Russian belief using a unfounded Brazilian id from working as an intern at the World Criminal Court docket, which is investigating allegations of Russian war crimes in Ukraine.
The General Intelligence and Security Service of the Netherlands acknowledged the 36-year-damaged-down man, identified as Sergey Vladimirovich Cherkasov, labored for Russia’s dark GRU company and tried to function access to the worldwide court based utterly mostly in The Hague below the veil name of Viktor Muller Ferreira.
The company acknowledged it uncovered his id and told the Netherlands’ immigration carrier in April that he used to be thought a couple of nationwide security risk.
“On these grounds, the intelligence officer used to be refused entry into the Netherlands in April and declared unacceptable. He used to be sent lend a hand to Brazil on the considerable flight out,” the company, known by its acronym AIVD, acknowledged in a assertion.
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In March, ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan opened an investigation in Ukraine, where Russian forces had been accused of war crimes.
Court docket spokeswoman Sonia Robla acknowledged the ICC “used to be briefed by the Dutch authorities and is terribly thankful to the Netherlands for this indispensable operation and more on the total, for exposing security threats.”
She acknowledged that because the court’s host deliver, “the role of the Dutch authorities is key in the safety of the ICC headquarters. The ICC takes these threats very critically and need to continue to work and cooperate with the Netherlands.”
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