American spy arrested in Moscow

American spy arrested in Moscow

Russia's counter-espionage agency says it arrested a U.S. citizen in Moscow on Friday, identified as Paul Whelan, and charged him with espionage, AXIOS reports with a reference to the BBC report.

This comes weeks after Russian spy Maria Butina pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in U.S. federal court. The U.S. has not yet confirmed Whelan's arrest, per the BBC; he faces 10-20 years in jail in Russia if found guilty.

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