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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow angrily rejected U.S. accusations Tuesday that Washington had cracked an undercover Russian spy ring, and said the Cold War-style cloak and dagger saga seemed timed to wreck a recent thaw in relations.
Originally posted by alaskan
I don't see what the big deal is in the first place.
What are we so worried about hiding, and don't we have our own spies practically everywhere?
More stupid instigation/provocation from our government.
Originally posted by neo96
first off the fbi isnt the police.
secondly whens the last time you ever heard a us spy getting caught??????
and last but not least putin SHUT UP! cold war maybe be over but its not like russian "police" are any better.
A man jailed in Russia for spying for the CIA said he and unspecified others would be exchanged, his family said.
Igor Sutyagin was quoted as saying he expected to be put on flights to Vienna, then London, on Thursday.
Neither the Russian nor the US authorities have commented on reports of the swap.
Also on Wednesday, a court hearing in Virginia for three of the suspected Russian spies was postponed and orders were issued to transport them "promptly to the Southern District of New York for further proceedings".
No reason has yet been given for the transfer to New York, where the other seven suspects are in custody.
On Wednesday, the New York Times quoted sources close to the case as saying the federal government was seeking a rapid resolution.
Igor Sutyagin, a nuclear weapons specialist, is serving a 15-year jail sentence for passing information to a UK firm allegedly used as a front by the CIA.
According to his brother, Dmitry, he said he had been told by Russian officials that he would be released and sent to the UK in exchange for an unknown number of spies.
After Monday's meeting, the prisoner was reportedly moved to Moscow's Lefortovo prison.
Anna Stavitskaya, a lawyer acting for Sutyagin, told Reuters that her client had agreed to be swapped "as he had no other choice left".