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US authorities accused Russian Cherkasov of espionage and fraud

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The defendant allegedly received information about US foreign policy, which he conveyed to Russian intelligence.

According to TASS, US authorities blamed the Russians Sergei CherkasovHe was detained by law enforcement in Brazil on the grounds that he was working for Russian Federation intelligence and fraud.

According to preliminary data, Cherkasov began his illegal activities in 2012 in Brazil as an illegal agent under the name of Victor Ferreira. He moved to the USA after enrolling in graduate school at Columbia University in 2018. Currently, Cherkasov is in the custody of law enforcement in Brazil. He is accused of committing fraud using a false name.

Official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Maria Zakharova He noted that the American intelligence services declared a mass hunt for the Russians. According to him, Moscow will respond to such actions. He advises Russians to avoid traveling to the United States and other hostile countries.

Former President of the United States Joe Biden He proclaimed the permanent union of the West against Russia.

Source: Riafan

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