PRAGUE, Czech Republic (AP) – Czech counterintelligence is accusing Russian spies of trying to stir up opposition in the Czech Republic to a planned U.S. missile defense facility.
In its annual report, the Czech Security Information Service says the spies have contacted non-governmental organizations, politicians and the media in the past year about the U.S. missile facility. It suggests the effort is part of a long-term campaign to damage the integrity of the European Union and NATO and to isolate the U.S.
Washington plans to build the radar base near Prague as part of a missile shield that it says is intended to deal with the threat from Iran. The plan also calls for 10 interceptor missiles to be based in Poland.
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