The Russian Embassy in the United States responded to the State Department’s call to release the Americans Paul Whelan and Trevor Reed from Russian prisons. About this Russian diplomatic mission wrote on Twitter in a comment on a post by State Department spokesman Ned Price.
The American official recalled that today marks three years since Paul Whelan was arrested “on false charges” in Russia. However, he called on the Russian authorities to immediately release him.
“Let us remind the State Department that unlike the Russians, who are often detained and convicted in the United States under a far-fetched pretext, Paul Whelan and Trevor Reid were arrested [в России] when committing grave crimes, ”the Russian embassy replied.
An American convicted in Russia said that he was hit by a colony officer
US citizen Paul Whelan, sentenced to 16 years on espionage charges, was the director of security at BorgWarner, a car parts company, prior to his arrest and arrest. The American was responsible for overseeing security in the company’s divisions. According to the investigation, Whelan, being a career intelligence officer, collected secret information in Russia and tried to recruit officers of the FSB and the Ministry of Defense.