Russian GRU spy tried to infiltrate International Criminal Court

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“A deep-cover Russian spy tried to infiltrate the International Criminal Court (ICC), the security service of the Netherlands says. The man used the name Viktor Muller Ferreira and pretended to be Brazilian but was refused entry as he arrived to start work in the Netherlands. Authorities say his real name is Sergey Vladimirovich Cherkasov and he is a spy for the GRU — Russian military intelligence. The man is said to have spent years building a fake identity, before applying for an internship the ICC in The Hague. The Dutch security agency, the AIVD, said if he had been successful in taking up the position and infiltrate the organisation, he could have done real damage.” (06/16/22)