(NBC News) A Russian official has indicated that American businessman Paul Whelan, who has been arrested in Moscow for suspected espionage, will be charged soon.
Also on Saturday, the country's Foreign Ministry said the U.S. had detained a Russian citizen, Dmitrii Makarenko, in the Northern Mariana Islands in the Western Pacific on Dec. 29. U.S. authorities had not notified the Russian Embassy of the detention, violating of international consular conventions, the statement added.
Whelan, a security executive and former Marine, was arrested on Monday by Russian officials.
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