Paul Whelan's family hopes for help from the US authorities

The family of Paul Whelan, a US citizen detained in Russia for spying, expects that the US Congress and the State Department will force Russia to release him. 

He refused to tell to whom in the Congress appeals were sent. David did not comment, and why his brother has the citizenship of four countries. Earlier it became known that Paul Whelan also has Canadian, British and Irish citizenship. 

“You have to ask him,” he said. 

Earlier, the Washington Post, citing a man familiar with the Whelan case, reported that it was a competition with a sister: who would be able to collect more passports. 

However, the interlocutor of the Agency once again repeated that his brother went to Moscow for work, despite the fact that the company Kelly Services confirmed to RIA Novosti that for 15 years of work in it he was not in Moscow on her business, and the company BorgWarner, in which he worked recently, has no business in Russia. 

He said that their family had not yet been able to contact Paul Whelan and that they did not receive details of his arrest. 

Earlier it was reported that the FSB detained in Moscow a US citizen Paul Whelan during the espionage action, a criminal case was opened.

Tom Tompson

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