Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Maria Zakharova commented on the arrest and accusations of espionage against a Russian citizen living in Denmark. This was reported on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
According to Zakharova's statement, the department considers the ongoing trial as “the next stage of anti-Russian hysteria on the part of Copenhagen.” She stressed that such unsubstantiated accusations resemble a “witch hunt”. The representative of the ministry also added that all the necessary assistance is being provided to the Russian.
Earlier on December 9, it became known that the Danish prosecutor's office had brought charges of espionage to a Russian citizen permanently living in the country. He allegedly passed data on the Danish energy industry to Russian intelligence.