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NATO Member Slovakia Detains Four Suspected of Spying for Russia

The Russian embassy in Bratislava, Slovakia.

The Russian embassy in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Photographer: Vladmir Simicek/AFP/Getty Images

Police in Slovakia, a NATO and European Union member bordering Ukraine, detained four people suspected of spying for Moscow and expelled three Russian diplomats in response.

Russia paid the suspects “tens of thousands of euros” for sensitive or classified information, Special Prosecutor Daniel Lipsic told journalists on Tuesday, a day after the detentions and the diplomats’ expulsion.