WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman met with Paul Whelan, an American detained in Moscow since Friday on allegations of spying, a U.S. State Department spokesman said on Wednesday.
“Ambassador Huntsman expressed his support for Mr. Whelan and offered the embassy’s assistance,” the spokesman said in a statement. Whelan’s family has rejected Russia’s allegations.
Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; editing by Grant McCool