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U.S. soldier detained in Russia, officials say

Posted on AllSides May 6th, 2024
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A U.S. soldier was detained in Russia last week, a U.S. Army spokesperson said in a statement.

He had been stationed in South Korea and traveled to Russia on his own and not on official business, according to four U.S. officials.

The soldier is accused of stealing from a woman, the officials said.

The soldier was detained on May. 2, U.S. Army spokesperson Cynthia O. Smith, said in a statement.

In a statement, Smith said that the soldier was apprehended in Vladivostok, Russia "on charges of criminal misconduct."

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