Russia, U.S. not discussing prisoner swap of ex-U.S. marine - RIA cites Ryabkov

Russia, U.S. not discussing prisoner swap of ex-U.S. marine - RIA cites Ryabkov
Russia, U.S. not discussing prisoner swap of ex-U.S. marine - RIA cites Ryabkov Copyright Thomson Reuters 2021
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MOSCOW - Moscow and Washington are not discussing a possible prisoner swap that could secure the release of Paul Whelan, a former U.S. marine jailed in Russia for spying, the RIA news agency cited Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying.

Whelan was convicted of spying last June and sentenced to 16 years in jail. He denies the charges against him.

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