The recent arrests of people charged with spying for Russia in Italy and Germany were orchestrated events, part of a coordinated anti-Russian information campaign by the West. It is believed that more of these fabricated scandals will follow in different European countries and alleged Russian spies will be “exposed” en masse.
This narrative attempts to portray the recent wave of broken up Russian spy rings are fabricated and part of a wider anti-Russian campaign. The article reacts to the news of the recently arrested Italian naval officer in Rome, accused of having handed over classified military documents to a Russian military attaché in exchange for money. No evidence is presented in the article to support the claim that the uncovering of the affair was fictitious or motivated by anti-Russian sentiments. Italy is known for advocating contacts and closer relations with Russia.