WASHINGTON | The Latest: US wants access to American detained in Moscow
WASHINGTON — Jan 02, 2019— The Latest on Paul Whelan, the former Marine detained in Russia on espionage charges (all times local):
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY’-oh) says the U.S. hopes to soon get access to an American detained in Russia on espionage charges.
Pompeo said Wednesday at a news conference in Brazil that the U.S. has “made clear to the Russians our expectation that we will learn more about the charges and come to understand what it is he’s been accused of.”
Paul Whelan was arrested in Moscow on Friday.