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US soldier detained in Russia and accused of theft, officials say

Posted on AllSides May 7th, 2024
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An American soldier has been arrested in Russia and accused of stealing, according to two US officials.

US officials said the soldier, Staff Sgt Gordon Black, 34, was stationed in South Korea and was in the process of returning home to Fort Cavazos in Texas. Instead, officials said, he traveled to Russia.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss personnel details.

Cynthia Smith, an army spokesperson, confirmed that a soldier was detained on Thursday in Vladivostok, a major military and commercial Pacific port, on charges of criminal misconduct. She said...

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