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Two British military attaches were illegally observing operations at the Russian military airbase in Mozdok, a source in the Special Services said Tuesday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Two military diplomats from the British Embassy in Moscow were illegally observing operations at the Russian military airbase in Mozdok in the northern Caucasus at the beginning of March, a source in the Special Services said Tuesday.

“At the beginning of March, Air Force attache Scott from the British Embassy in Moscow and his Naval aide Coatalen-Hodgson without the appropriate permits visited the Mozdok region of Alania [North Ossetia], which is in a list of territories with controlled visits for foreign citizens. During their trip, facts were recorded of the British diplomats secretly observing the territory of the Mozdok Military Airbase using specialized phot and video equipment,” the source told RIA Novosti.

The source said the diplomats did not deny they had photographed individual facilities at the military airbase, but refused to surrender the filmed material citing diplomatic immunity.

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  • sophm0e38
    Russia should not be permitting visits to military sites from NATO countries during this period.
  • innocappuccinno
    well, you know they let them there, don't you...
    But let us see what can may be :)
    UK has no spy satellite to get Mozdok surveillance. sending their men there ... maybe they begin to doubt the only source of information for them, the US part. ?
  • David Sheremetev
    Throw these two out and two more for good measure. UK really should act according to diplomatic norms - not like gun slinging cowboys (which they most definitely are not). They have been around US personnel too much, this is precisely the "exceptionalist" sort of thing they try on.
  • lianasammartino
    did russia let them go????????
  • michael
    they should be made persona non gratis and maybe there should have been an accident with the photographic equipment.
  • Panagiotis Brd
    :D british they always do stuff that they get caught in the end.
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