Accused Of Spying, US Citizen Detained In Russia

Russian security agency arrests 'US spy' in Moscow

Russia's domestic security service (FSB) said on Monday it had detained an American citizen suspected of spying in Moscow.

As tensions between the United States and Russia continue to build, it is now being reported by Russian news agency, TASS, that an American citizen named Paul Whelan has been detained by FSB officers.

American authorities detained and charged Russian national Maria Butina with spying earlier this year.

The FSB said the man was caught "during an espionage operation" without giving further details.

According to BBC, the U.S. Department of State confirmed that Moscow notified them of the alleged arrest, but did not confirm the arrest or the man's name.

The arrest of the USA citizen comes as tensions between Washington and Moscow continue to escalate over a range of issues from election meddling to the crises in Syria and Ukraine.

The arrest comes as relations between the two countries have declined with concerns such as the Ukrainian crisis, the ongoing war in Syria, and the allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 us presidential election all still being topics of controversy.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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