Russia Arrests Dual U.S. Citizen for Treason

A woman with dual United States-Russian citizenship was arrested today by Russia’s Federal Security Service (fsb) on charges of treason, Russia’s tass news agency reported. The fsb said the woman was raising funds for Ukraine’s military.

Without giving her name, the fsb said she is a 33-year-old resident of Los Angeles, California.

[S]ince February 2022, she has been proactively collecting funds in the interests of a Ukrainian organization, which were subsequently directed by the Ukrainian armed forces toward the acquisition of tactical medical items, equipment and ammunition.
—Russian Federal Security Service

They also said she “repeatedly took part in public actions in the United States in support of the Kyiv regime.”

“[C]riminal charges have been filed against the detainee under Article 275 of the Russian Criminal Code (‘High Treason’),” tass said. She faces up to 20 years in prison.

Prisoner deal? Several U.S. nationals have been detained in Russia. When Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich was arrested for espionage on March 29, 2023, Joe Biden told Russia, “Let him go.”

Almost a year later, Gershkovich is still in Russian custody.

Some believe Russia is using the arrests to pressure the Biden administration into making a prisoner swap deal, but there have been no official discussions.

Consequences: Under Joe Biden and Barack Obama, the United States has weakened its own foreign policy, withdrawing from Iraq and Afghanistan, intentionally strengthening Iran, and empowering China and Europe. This has real-world consequences, and not only for American citizens confined in foreign prisons.

Learn more: Read Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry’s book America Under Attack.