The US Embassy in Moscow reports that it is closely following the development of an espionage case initiated by the Russian Federal Security Service against the accused US citizen.
“We are aware of unconfirmed reports of a case against a US citizen accused of spying in Russia,” the US diplomatic mission told TASS on Thursday. “At the moment, we do not have additional information, but we are working on this case.” and we will continue to monitor the situation closely.”
According to a representative of the diplomatic mission, the US Embassy regularly receives information from the Russian authorities about “trials, sentences or transfers of US citizens detained in the Russian Federation.”
Earlier Thursday, the Federal Security Service (FSB) announced the opening of a criminal case against a US citizen accused of collecting intelligence information on sites related to biological activity in Russia, noting that his activities are directed against the security of the Russian Federation. Federation. The agency did not provide other details. A US citizen could face up to 20 years in prison.
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