The trial of a suspected GRU worker has begun in Sweden.

A trial has begun in Sweden against Sergei Skvortsov, a citizen of Russia and Sweden, suspected of working for the Main Directorate of the General Staff (GRU) of the Russian Armed Forces. This was reported by The Local.

According to prosecutor Henrik Ohlin, the Russian is accused of illegal intelligence activities. In particular, he was accused of providing a platform for the Russian military intelligence service GRU and part of the Russian state system. Skvortsov was also called a node in the Russian technology procurement system, which dates back to Soviet times.

The trial will last until September 25. A Russian citizen could face up to four years in prison.

Earlier it became known that Skvortsov and his wife were detained in November 2022. More than 25 years ago he moved to Sweden from Perm with his wife, and more than ten years ago he received Swedish citizenship. It is known that the couple were co-owners of a company that sold industrial equipment. At the moment, the wife is free, all charges against her have been dropped.