Russia stops an American under suspicion of espionage

Russia stops an American under suspicion of espionage



The Federal Security Service (FSB, former KGB) announced today the arrest in the Russian capital of a US citizen, Paul Whelan, while conducting espionage activities.

"On December 28, FSB agents detained a US citizen, Paul Whelan, in Moscow while conducting espionage activities," the official statement said.

The FSB added that it has initiated criminal proceedings against Whelan under article 276 of the criminal code (espionage).

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