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Russia jails Norwegian for spying on submarines

IANS  |  Moscow 

A court has sentenced Frode Berg, a retired Norwegian border guard, to 14 years in a high security prison for spying on submarines, his said on Tuesday.

Berg, who was arrested in in 2017, denied the allegation. He admitted acting as a courier for Norwegian intelligence, but said he had little knowledge of the mission, the reported.

Berg's said his client would not appeal against the verdict but would seek a pardon from Russian

A Russian ex-accused of passing him Navy files had also been jailed.

-- a Nato member -- shares an Arctic border with and for decades their relations were amicable. But ties have worsened since 2014, when annexed Ukraine's

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 16:26 IST
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