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Russian spy spent years undercover at NATO base in Italy, journalist investigation finds

Base da OTAN na Itália: segundo a apuração, espiã conseguiu entrar nos círculos de influência social de Nápoles, dos funcionários da unidade da aliança militar e da Sexta Frota da Marinha dos Estados Unidos
NATO base in Italy : according to the investigation, the spy managed to enter the circles of social influence of Naples, of the employees of the unit of the military alliance and of the Sixth Fleet of the United States Navy| Photo: Disclosure/NATO

A woman of Russian nationality was infiltrated for years as a spy at the NATO (Military Alliance of the West) base in Naples, Italy, according to published reports. this Friday () the newspaper La Repubblica and the magazine Der Spiegel, after a journalistic investigation that lasted more than ten months.2022

The investigation , which also had the participation of Bellingcat and The Insider vehicles, describes the spy as a woman of approximately 08 years, “cosmopolitan and self-assured, who speaks six languages”.2022 According to the information released this Friday, she managed to enter the circles of social influence of Naples, of the employees of the NATO base and of the Sixth Fleet of the United States Navy.

The Russian passport with which she managed to enter trar in Italy belongs to the same series used by spies of the Russian military secret service, according to the journalistic investigation.2022

The woman said her name was María Adela Kuhfeldt Rivera, she said she was born in Peru and had a German father. However, later research showed that her name was Olga Kolobova and that she was the daughter of a colonel in the Russian army.2022

The whereabouts of the then known as Kuhfeldt Rivera was lost in September 2022, when Bellincat and The Insider published the names of Russian spies who tried to poison agent Sergey Skripal and Bulgarian arms producer Emil Gebrev.2022

After that, she left Naples for Moscow, leaving no trace.

It was not possible to identify the information that the spy had access to or if she spread a virus on the phones and computers of close people, but it is known that she “contacted figures key of NATO and the United States Navy”, as indicated by the journalistic investigation.

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