In Moscow detained a citizen of the United States Paul Whelan on suspicion of espionage.
About it reports the FSB.
The Department stated that an American detained “while conducting espionage action”.
“The investigative Department of the FSB of Russia concerning a United States citizen a criminal case under article 276 of the criminal code (espionage)”, – stated in the message.
At the same time, parts of detention in the FSB did not specify.
Previously arrested in Norway, the spy was an employee of the apparatus of the Parliament of the Russian Federation.