Russia arrested an American in Moscow for espionage

An American in the Russian capital Moscow held on suspicion of espionage, the domestic security service FSB Monday declared.

The American Friday, already have been arrested. Against him is a criminal investigation.

According to Russian media goes to Paul Whelan. More information about the arrest is not yet known. The American embassy in Moscow was not reachable for comment.

The betrekkeningen between Russia and the United States have soured since Moscow in 2014, the Crimea annexed. Since then, western countries have a large number of Russian representatives, companies and banks, sanctions are imposed.

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