The newspaper claims that Volkov, who had diplomatic status, was officially involved in technical matters at the Russian embassy, but in reality he was involved in the reconnaissance. The Swedish authorities were aware of this and that is why He decided to expel him. The man returned to Moscow on February 13.
Volkov was declared persona non grata by the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in response to the expulsion of a Swedish diplomat from Russia, accusing With representatives of the diplomatic corps of Poland and Germany To support defense demonstrations Exhibitions Alexey Navalny.
According to the editorial office of “Dagens Nyheter”, which is located in a skyscraper opposite the Russian Embassy complex on Kungsholmen Island in Stockholm, Volkov is an expert in radiocommunications and communications.
The newspaper decided to publish his photo.
The Swedish Prosecutor’s Office charged on Monday a 47-year-old resident of Gothenburg, an advisor to Volvo and Scania, of spying for Russia. The man was supposed to give tip in exchange for money. He faces up to six years in prison.
Swedish media reported that the man was recruited for espionage activity for SWR by Yevgeny Omerenko, who was working at the Russian embassy in Stockholm. Described as an expert in industrial espionage. Previously worked at an institution in Germany.
Amerenko, while the advisor was detained in 2019 in a restaurant in Stockholm, covered himself with diplomatic immunity, and two weeks later he left Sweden.