Russia’s FSB state security agency says it has arrested a US citizen “caught spying” in Moscow.
It named him as Paul Whelan, saying he was arrested in Moscow on 28 December and charged with “espionage”.
The FSB, Russia’s main counter-espionage service, gave no further details.
If found guilty, he faces between 10 and 20 years in jail, Russia’s Tass news agency reports. There has been no US confirmation yet.
Source BBC News