January 2, 2019 / 3:08 PM / 6 months ago

Russia allows consular access to suspected U.S. spy - RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has allowed consular access to detained U.S. citizen Paul Whelan, who is suspected of espionage, RIA news agency cited a foreign ministry spokesman as saying on Wednesday.

Russia’s FSB state security service detained Whelan on Friday and opened a criminal case against him.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; editing by John Stonestreet

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