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Russia and the United States do not negotiate about the exchange of Whelan

Moscow and Washington do not negotiate on the exchange of convicted espionage American Paul Whelan for the citizens of Russia contained in the U.S. prisons, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

The Moscow city court on 15 June sentenced former us marine's Whelan to 16 years in prison for espionage, the defense has said it will appeal. A consequence of the plot of the case is not officially open: from the press release, the FSB followed that Whelan was detained in Moscow in late 2018 during spy promotions. The accused the last word said that espionage was not involved. The defense claims that American became a victim of provocation: he gave the flash drive that he had expected to see a photo of a tourist trip to Sergiev Posad.

Sentence Floor Whelan came into force

The sentence the convict to 16 years in prison for espionage American Semi Whelan came into force. Last day for appeal was on Thursday, now this term has expired.

Protection has previously stated that he would not waste time on appeal - entered into force verdict, the lawyer said, will accelerate the decision to exchange convict someone of serving a sentence abroad Russians. Prosecutors have not announced their plans, but informed the representative of Department were asked about the punishment, two years more strictly appointed. Theoretically, the Prosecutor could appeal against too lenient with his point of view, punishment.

The sentence the convict for espionage Whelan came into force

The sentence the convict for espionage American Semi Whelan came into force, reported RIA Novosti his lawyer Vladimir Zherebenkov.

The Moscow city court on 15 June sentenced former us marine's Whelan to 16 years in prison for espionage, the defense has said it will appeal. A consequence of the plot of the case is not officially open: from the press release, the FSB followed that Whelan was detained in Moscow in late 2018 during spy promotions. The accused the last word said that espionage was not involved. The defense claims that American became a victim of provocation: he gave the flash drive that he had expected to see a photo of a tourist trip to Sergiev Posad.

Whelan after the transaction receives all necessary assistance, said the foreign Ministry

The accused in Russia of spying Paul Whelan receives all necessary qualified medical aid after the surgery, said the Russian foreign Ministry.

Earlier it was reported that Whelan had an operation for hernia. As explained in the foreign Ministry, was arrested late in the evening of may 27 addressed to the administration of the remand prison "Lefortovo" with the complaint to a noticeable deterioration of health due to aggravation of existing illnesses. Immediately after the examination by doctors of the medical unit, he was sent to the research Institute of emergency care. N. In.Sklifosofskiy.