WASHINGTON | US ambassador meets with American held for spying in Russia
WASHINGTON —Jan 02, 2019—U.S. ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman met in Moscow on Wednesday with a Michigan man who has been detained on espionage charges as the American government seeks answers about his arrest.
Huntsman said he offered support and assistance to Paul Whelan, a corporate security executive and former Marine, and later spoke to the man’s family by phone, but he would not discuss the case in detail.
The ambassador said the U.S.