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Moscow Detains American For ‘Espionage Activities’

Moscow Detains American For 'Espionage Activities'
Moscow, US Embassy on Novinsky Boulevard
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Russia has arrested an American citizen in Moscow for espionage activities. Not much information has been released on the situation.

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“On December 28, 2018 staff members of the Russian Federal Security Service detained US citizen Paul Whelan in Moscow while on a spy mission,” the center said, reported Russian state news agency TASS.

A criminal investigation into espionage has been launched against the US citizen. If found guilty, he faces between 10 and 20 years in jail.

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