On January 26, New York federal prosecutors charged Buryakov with acting as an unregistered agent of a foreign government. Buryakov was arrested the same day, and appeared before a US magistrate judge in a Manhattan federal court. The case's next hearing is scheduled for early February. The Russian citizen is facing up to 15 years in prison. Russian Foreign Ministry said the US had not provided any evidence to support the charges.
Russia continues to work to provide Russian national Buryakov charged in the US over a conspiracy to act as an unregistered agent of a foreign government with essential consular and legal assistance, Russian human rights ombudsman said.
Prosecutors claim that Evgeny Buryakov, 39, Igor Sporyshev, 40, and Viktor Podobny, 27, plotted to gather economic intelligence for Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service’s facility and to recruit New York residents.
“Russians Charged in Cold War-Style Spy Scheme” claimed various US media headline, reporting the federal criminal charges brought against three Russians in New York this week. Other news outlets similarly touted “Russian spies” and “spy ring” and “Cold War” treachery.
Alleged Russian spy Evgeny Buryakov denies all US charges against him and hopes his lawyers will repudiate the unfounded and false accusations.
US-Russian spy scandal has nothing with espionage, Larry Johnson told Sputnik, it is all about Russian position on Ukraine.
US Ambassador to Russia and Russian Foreign Ministry's official Ryabkov had a second meeting in two days amid since the start of a spy scandal.
Former CIA Official Paul Pillar commented on the recent arrest of three Russian nationals, charged with acting as unregistered agents of a foreign government in the US, saying that the case was not likely to be connected with politics.
US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said Tuesday that no discussion had been held between the State Department officials and the officials in Russia in the past 24 hours regarding the arrest of Russian citizen Evgeny Buryakov.
Russian national Evgeny Buryakov, arrested in the US over a conspiracy to act as an unregistered agent of a foreign government in the US, is currently held in a US prison in Manhattan, New York, which previously served as a detention center for Russian businessman Viktor Bout arrested in 2010.
According to the Russian consulate in New York, Russian diplomats will visit Russian national arrested in the US over conspiracy to act as an unregistered agent of a foreign government.
Russian national Evgeny Buryakov, as well as two former employees of Russian diplomatic bodies in New York, is accused of gathering 'intelligence', but no evidence to support these accusations has been provided by the United States, Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.
Russian national accused by the US of being a spy, Evgeny Buryakov, is an employee of a Russian bank. He served as the Vnesheconombank's deputy representative in New York.
On Monday, federal prosecutors in New York charged three Russian nationals with gathering data and recruiting agents in the US for Russia's foreign intelligence. They could face up to 10 years in prison for their alleged crimes.
A New York court used Evgeny Buryakov's assistance to a Russian news organization in preparing interview questions as evidence against him in a so-called spy ring case, a joint statement by US Attorney General, Manhattan US Attorney and the FBI indicates.
The next court hearing over Russian national Evgeny Buryakov, an alleged Russian spy arrested in the Bronx, New York, is scheduled for February 9.
The US District Court for Southern New York reported that an alleged Russian spies were working for the economic branch of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service to gather information on potential US sanctions against the country and US’ efforts to develop alternative energy sources.
The Embassy of the Russian Federation in Washington DC is currently studying the case of three Russians who face criminal charges in the United States for their alleged involvement in an intelligence-gathering.
US Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York said that Russian officials were informed about the criminal charges against three Russian men for their alleged involvement in a scheme to gather intelligence and recruit covert agents in the United States.