Monday, December 31, 2018

American Arrested In Russia By The FSB For Spying

RFE: Russia's FSB Says It Has Detained A U.S. Citizen For Suspected Spying

Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) says it has detained a U.S. citizen in Moscow over suspected spying.

The American -- identified as Paul Whelan -- was detained on December 28 and a criminal probe had been opened, the FSB was quoted as saying by the state-run TASS news agency on December 31.

The TASS report said Whelan could face between 10 to 20 years in prison if found guilty but disclosed no further details.

The announcement comes a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin said Moscow remained open to dialogue with Washington in a New Year's greeting to U.S. President Donald Trump.

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More News On An American Arrested In Russia By The FSB For Spying

‘Caught in the act of spying’: US citizen detained in Moscow ahead of New Year’s Eve celebrations -- RT
US citizen detained in Moscow on suspicion of espionage - FSB -- TASS
Russia's FSB Detains US Citizen in Moscow During Spy Action -- Sputnik
Russia detains American citizen in Moscow for suspected spying -- Reuters
'Putin wants a hostage for leverage': Kremlin foe Bill Browder raises suspicion after American is arrested for espionage in Russia for being 'on a spy mission' -- Daily Mail
Russia reportedly detains American over suspected spying -- FOX News
Russia detains US citizen on suspicion of spying -- CNN
American nabbed during a 'spying action,' Russia says -- NBC
Russian security agency arrests 'US spy' in Moscow -- BBC
Russia detains US citizen suspected of spying -- DW
Russia detains US citizen accused of being on 'spy mission' in Moscow -- The Independent

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