The man has been accused of spreading “false information” about the Russian military
A Colombian national has been arrested in Moscow over his alleged involvement in a US-run disinformation operation, Russia’s Investigative Committee announced on Monday. The suspect, Giraldo Saraya Alberto Enrique, stands accused of spreading “false information” about the Russian military amid the ongoing fighting in Ukraine.
“As part of an organized group involving individuals, who directed his actions from abroad, [the suspect] provided technical support and subsequent covert placement of mobile devices in one of the shopping malls in Moscow,” the Committee said in a statement, adding that the devices were subsequently used for sending messages en-masse that tarnished the image of the country’s military. The messages were carefully crafted to imitate statements made by real Russian nationals, the investigators noted.