US soldier detained in Russia on charges of criminal misconduct: US Army

This unrelated file photo, taken Aug. 22, 2022, shows military choppers operating over Camp Humphreys, a sprawling U.S. military base in Pyeongtaek, 65 kilometers south of Seoul. Newsis

An American soldier was detained on charges of criminal misconduct in the Russian Far Eastern city of Vladivostok last week, a U.S. Army spokesperson said Monday.Cynthia Smith, the spokesperson, said that the soldier, whose name was withheld, was detained on Thursday, and that the Army notified his family of his detention.The soldier, who was stationed in South Korea, was accused of stealing, according to the Associated Press. He was in the process of returning to the United States, but traveled to Russia for unspecified reasons, it said.

“The Russian Federation notified the U.S. Department of State of the criminal detention in accordance with the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations,” Smith said in a statement.”The Army notified his family and the U.S. Department of State is providing appropriate consular support to the soldier in Russia,” she added.The soldier’s detention comes as relations between Washington and Moscow have been frayed due to Russia’s war against Ukraine and other issues.White House Security Communications Advisor John Kirby said that he is aware of the case.”I can’t really say much about it right now … I hope you can understand that,” he told a press briefing. “It’s certainly it’s a better question put to our DoD colleagues, but we are aware of this 온라인카지노 case.”DoD stands for the Department of Defense

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