U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo believes that the Russian authorities should release the US citizen Paul Whelan, who is accused of espionage.

it is Unacceptable that the Floor of Whelan denied necessary medical care until his condition became terrible. We demand the release of Paul, wrote Pompeo on Twitter.


May 27 Whelan, which is contained in “Lefortovo”, complained of the worsening of the disease. It was examined by doctors of the medical unit and sent to the Institute of emergency care named Sklifosovsky. There Whelan held a simple operation for hernia. Earlier, the defendant refused this operation.

Whelan was detained by the FSB on 28 December 2018. He found a flash drive with secret information. The defense claims that Whelan believed that the stick was his personal information that he didn’t have time to see. wrote that the state prosecution demands to sentence Whelan to 18 years in prison. At the meeting on may 25 in Moscow city court, the American has declared his innocence and asked to justify it. The verdict will be announced on June 15.