Moscow Says Authorities Working On Whelan Case In Response To US Embassy's Statement
Fakhir Rizvi 5 days ago Fri 15th March 2019 | 08:36 PM
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday after concerns expressed by the US embassy that Russia's law enforcement agencies are working on the case of US national Paul Whelan, who is suspected of espionage
Earlier in the day, the US Embassy in Russia said that Moscow was yet to provide Washington with any evidence of espionage committed by Whelan, stressing that two months have passed since his detention.
"From the point of view of the US Embassy, two months are a lot? Two months - and the Embassy is already hysterical. Law enforcement agencies are working, they took the person red-handed and that was announced publicly, I see no reason for US diplomats' outrage," Zakharova said.
Whelan, who holds US, UK, Irish and Canadian citizenship, was detained on charges of espionage in Moscow in late December. He denied the charges and insisted he came to Russia to attend a friend's wedding.