PHOTO: Ryan Fogle, U.S. Diplomat Detained In Russia Allegedly Caught Trying To Recruit For CIA

AP

Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) announced Tuesday they detained U.S. diplomat Ryan Fogle, a third secretary at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, the Associated Press reported. FSB claimed Fogle was a CIA agent, and that they had caught him attempting to recruit a Russian agent.

Fogle was reportedly carrying “special technical equipment, disguises, written instructions and a large sum of money” when he was detained.

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