The President of Lithuania has signed laws that would pave the way in which for Berg alternate

Frode BergMoscow, Russia. Frode Berg. Picture: Tore Meek / NTB scanpix

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda has signed a legislation that would make it simpler for spy-convicted Frode Berg to be exchanged from Russian captivity.


In line with VG, the president’s workplace knowledgeable the Lithuanian information company Baltic Information Service (BNS).

– This provides to the collection of excellent information in current weeks and strengthens our perception that Frode Berg can quickly be launched. It solely stays for the 2 presidents of Russia and Lithuania to signal the pardon functions for the 5 concerned within the alternate, Frode Berg’s lawyer Brynjulf ​​Risnes informed the newspaper.

The legislation, signed on Monday, was handed by the Lithuanian parliament final week.


On October 16, BNS cited nameless sources that Russia and Lithuania had agreed to alternate a spy-convicted Russian for 2 Lithuanians and a Norwegian convicted in Russia.

BNS didn’t title Frode Berg by title, however Berg is the one Norwegian to be convicted of this offence in Russia.

In late October, the pardon committee in Russia beneficial that Frode Berg be pardoned. On Wednesday final week, President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman confirmed that they’ve obtained an software for a pardon from Berg, however it isn’t identified when will probably be thought of.


Solicitor Risnes has beforehand said that he believes Berg could also be again residence quickly.

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