Russia arrests an American woman on charges of “treason”: her donation of 46 euros

Woman Ksenia Karelina is suspended According to the organization He now faces up to 20 years in prison. The arrest took place last month, but was announced only yesterday.

The White House responded briefly to the arrest. Spokesman John Kirby said the United States was aware of the arrest and “we are working to obtain more information and provide consular assistance.” Out of respect for her privacy, he did not wish to discuss the matter further.

‘Leave the country’

He also pointed out the danger to American citizens in Russia. “If you are an American in Russia, even with dual citizenship, you really need to leave the country.” A US State Department spokeswoman added that Russia does not recognize dual nationalities. “These people are just Russians first and foremost. To the authorities. There.”

The Russian National Security Service (FSB) did not mention a name when announcing the arrest. Independent news website Mediazona discovered the woman’s identity and wrote that Karelina obtained US citizenship after marrying an American man.

American journalist Ivan Gershkovich was also arrested in Yekaterinburg at the end of March last year, on suspicion of espionage, according to Russia. He currently remains in detention. American basketball star Britney Griner was released at the end of 2022, in exchange for the release of a Russian arms dealer in the United States.

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