Romania expels pro-Russian Serb for photographing military radar

From Reuters - November 14, 2017

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania has expelled a pro-Russian Serbian nationalist and banned him from entering the NATO member for 15 years after he showed an interest in obtaining classified information onmilitary installations, state security said on Tuesday.

Bratislav Zivkovic, 42, is a commander of Serbias Chetnik paramilitary and went to Crimea in 2014-15 to support the Russian intervention there. He told reporters there at the time that it was only natural to want to help Russians fighting the Ukrainians.

A spokesman for Romanias SRI secret service said it had identified Zivkovic showing interest in obtaining classified documents on critical infrastructure and national and allied military objectives located in south-east Romania with the intention of affecting our strategic partnerships.

SRIs Ovidiu Marincea said Zivkovic had been caught while taking photos of military radars on the Black sea shore andtrying to transmit their GPS coordinates.


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