The Italian side accused the Russian military of espionage, who came to the country in 2020 to help fight the coronavirus.

According to the Italian newspaper ‘La Repubblica’, the “rescue operation” of Russian military chemists who volunteered to help the Italians in sanitizing the premises from the coronavirus turned out to be to be mission GRU – Russian military intelligence.

The Russian military has unexpectedly found itself in territory where at least two of the most important NATO bases in Italy are located. Fighters are stationed there, bomb shelters of Italian aeronautics are located, and American nuclear weapons are also located there.

“When the Russians arrived, our services were primarily concerned with ensuring the security of NATO bases. Nobody thought that at that moment the most important information for foreign intelligence was data on the coronavirus as the most important and demanded weapon – vaccines” – the official said.