MOSCOW-An American citizen has been arrested in Moscow on suspicion of espionage, Russia's domestic security service, the FSB, said on Monday. A criminal case has been opened against him under Article 276 of the Russian Criminal Code, which allows for prison sentences of up to 20 years.
American citizen Paul Whelan was arrested over three days ago in the Russian capital, the FSB was cited as saying by TASS news agency.
No other details were immediately available and the United States embassy in Moscow has so far not commented.
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He was among nearly 25,000 migrant children in United States custody , according to McAleenan - the greatest number ever recorded. Before Jakelin's death, no child had died in CBP custody in more than a decade, a Department of Homeland Security official said.
Spy scandals have also rocked diplomatic relations recently in other parts of the world. She is likely to face up to six months in prison and then be deported to Russian Federation.
Maria Butina, leader of a pro-gun organiser in Russian Federation, speaks to a crowd during a rally in support of legalising the possession of handguns in Moscow. Russian agents are suspected of poisoning former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in England.
The Skripals survived but a local woman died after picking up a discarded perfume bottle that police think was used to carry out the attack.
In his annual year-end news conference on December 20, Putin said Russian Federation would "not arrest innocent people simply to exchange them for someone else later on".