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Security police in Estonia said a former official was on Friday remanded into custody for high treason after he confessed to spying for Russia.
Now-retired Vladimir Veitman -- the latest in a recent string of Estonians revealed as having spied for Russia -- had worked for the security police for decades after an earlier posting in the KGB.
"He was recruited to spy for Russia later, not immediately after he got the job at the Estonian security police," director Arnold Sinisalu told reporters.
He would not specify the exact spying period or say how they came to suspect the 63-year-old, whom he said had turned over some of the money he received from Russian intelligence.
"Veitman has confessed that he spied for Russia but we are not going to release more details at the moment," he said.
Veitman, who was detained Wednesday, worked at the KGB while Estonia was under Kremlin rule.
After the Baltic nation broke free from the crumbling Soviet Union in 1991, he was recruited into the security police and worked there until 2011.
Relations between Moscow and Tallinn have been fraught with tension since Estonia's independence, and particularly since the country of 1.3 million people joined the European Union and the NATO defence alliance in 2004.
"Russia has intense and aggressive interest in Estonia. They don't like that we belong to the EU," Sinisalu said, adding that Veitman had had no access to EU or NATO secrets.
In July 2012, former senior Estonian security police official Aleksei Dressen was found guilty of spying for Russia and sentenced to 16 years behind bars.
His wife Viktoria Dressen was also convicted of treason and handed a suspended six-year sentence.
Another Estonian, Herman Simm, was jailed in 2009 for 12 and a half years for selling NATO secrets to Russia.
His position as a senior defence ministry official had given him the highest level access to NATO secrets in Estonia for years.
Since 2008, the Estonian capital Tallinn has been home to NATO's cyber-defence centre, where data experts from across Europe and the United States work to protect the information networks of the alliance's 28 member states.