Largest Russia-US spy swap since Cold War could be in motion

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
July 8, 2010 18:51

The largest Russia-US spy swap since the Cold War appeared to be in motion Thursday, with a Russian convicted of spying for the United States reportedly plucked from a Moscow prison and flown to Vienna.

Defense lawyers in the US say they hoped for an immediate resolution for their 10 clients charged with spying for Russia.A swap would have significant consequences for efforts between Washington and Moscow to repair ties chilled by a deepening atmosphere of suspicion.

Ten people accused of spying for Russia were set to appear at a hearing in New York federal court later Thursday. An 11th person charged in the case is a fugitive after jumping bail in Cyprus.


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