September 24, 2018 / 4:28 PM / 2 months ago

Russia summons Norway's ambassador after spying arrest

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned Norway’s ambassador on Monday to protest against the arrest of a Russian citizen at Oslo airport on suspicion of spying.

“We demanded ... the immediate lifting of the absurd charges, and his release,” the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry gave the name of the arrested man as M.A. Bochkaryov.

Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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