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Russian government detains U.S. embassy employee, claiming he’s CIA

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The Russian security services say they have detained a U.S. diplomat they claim is a CIA agent that they caught red-handed. The FSB accuses Ryan Fogle, a third secretary at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, of trying to recruit a member of the Russian special services.

The FSB says Fogle was carrying special technical equipment, disguises, written instructions and a large sum of money when he was detained overnight.

No immediate comment was available from the U.S. Embassy. Ambassador Michael McFaul, who was doing a question-and-answer session on Twitter when the detention was announced, said he would not comment.

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