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Mon Dec 31, 2018, 01:52 PM

Moscow announces arrest of American on espionage charges [View all]

Source: Think Progress

The move comes amidst new tensions over the fate of Maria Butina.

CASEY MICHEL
DEC 31, 2018, 8:59 AM
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2018, 11:41 AM

On Friday, one of Russia’s primary intelligence agencies announced that it had arrested an American for espionage.

According to a statement from the FSB, Russia’s successor to the Soviet-era KGB, Russian authorities arrested Paul Whelan in Moscow “during an act of espionage.”

The details offered by the FSB’s announcement were scant, and it’s still unclear where Whelan is being held or what exactly he was arrested for. The U.S. Embassy has yet to issue a statement, but the State Department told Newsweek that they have requested consular access. “We have requested this access and expect Russian authorities to provide it,” a State Department spokesperson said.

Charges of espionage carry sentences of up to 20 years in Russia.




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Putin also fielded a question hinting that Russia should follow China’s recent precedent. China has recently begun arresting and holding Canadian citizens, apparently as retaliation for Canada’s arrest of a Huawei executive accused of breaching Iranian sanctions.

In response, Putin said, “This is a very sensitive area, and we will not act according to the laws of the Code of Hammurabi here. The law of retaliation states, ‘An eye for an eye or a tooth for a tooth.’ We need to act very cautiously here, and we need to be real.”

This story has been updated to include a statement by the State Department.




Anyone hear from the malignant narcissistic psychopath in the white house...................nope, not one word................

And now the blackmailing can begin......................Putin is full of shit..............quote:.it is an eye for and eye, and he wants his hands on Butina.....................he is a fucking KGB operative and as for China.................they are just as corrupt as Russia.........and he (Putin) is invoking the Code of Hammurabi...................he also is some fucking psychopath.....................

https://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/hammurabi
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