Ex-US Marine Whelan convicted of espionage in Russia changes jail as Moscow says US not interested in swap

Paul Whelan, imprisoned in Russia on spy charges, will serve his sentence in Russia’s Republic of Mordovia, about 500km east of Moscow. It had been rumored he was likely to be swapped with the US for Russians. … Read More >Ex-US Marine Whelan convicted of espionage in Russia changes jail as Moscow says US not interested in swap

Ex-US Marine sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison after drunken assault on two Moscow police officers

Texan Trevor Reed, a 29-year-old student and former US Marine, has been found guilty of attacking two police officers and handed a nine year jail sentence by a Moscow court, prompting media speculation about a “prisoner swap.” … Read More >Ex-US Marine sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison after drunken assault on two Moscow police officers

Despite speculation, Russia and US are NOT negotiating spy swap for Paul Whelan – senior Russian diplomat

Moscow and Washington are not discussing a potential prisoner swap involving Paul Whelan – a former US marine, with multiple citizenships – convicted of espionage, according to Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. … Read More >Despite speculation, Russia and US are NOT negotiating spy swap for Paul Whelan – senior Russian diplomat