Russia stopped agent's activities following BIS revelation, says counterintelligence head

Following last year's revelation by the Czech counterintelligence service BIS that a Russian agent in Czechia had been tasked with spreading propaganda about the war in Ukraine, Russia quickly responded by stopping the agent's activities, BIS head Michal Koudelka said at a parliamentary security conference on Monday. The public release of the information had therefore served its purpose, he added, as well as serving the additional functions of informing the public and of triggering a political discussion.

The BIS head said that Czechia is currently facing disinformation threats from Russia and China, with Russian propaganda mainly aimed at weakening public support for Ukraine and undermining trust in the state.

Author: Anna Fodor