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American-Russian dual citizen donated 51.80 dollars to Ukraine, accused of treason, possibility of going to jail for 20 years

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American-Russian dual citizen donated 51.80 dollars to Ukraine, accused of treason, possibility of going to jail for 20 years

Ksenia Khavana, a dual citizen of the United States and Russia, recently donated $51.8ukrainesupport group,RussiaIf arrested by authorities, he will now be charged with treason and face up to 20 years in prison.

Ksenia Khavana, 33, was arrested outside a cinema in Yekaterinburg in January, The Guardian reported. At the time, he was sentenced to 14 days in custody for violating public order, but the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) then charged him. Committed treason and faced up to 20 years in prison.

Russian NGO Pervi Otdel said Havana was accused of donating to New York-based non-profit Razom for Ukraine on the day Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022. 51.8 US dollars, and the FSB also confirmed the news.

The FSB issued a statement saying that Havana had been actively raising funds for Ukrainian organizations since February 2022, which were later used to purchase strategic medical supplies, equipment, weapons and ammunition for the Ukrainian armed forces. , and has repeatedly participated in supporting public activity of Ukraine. ,

It was reported that Habana studied at the Ural Federal University in Yekaterinburg and later worked withAmerican citizenAfter marriage he settled in the United States. Photos on social media showed Habana holding U.S. naturalization documents, smiling and holding a U.S. flag.

In response, White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby reiterated that they have warned US citizens against traveling to Russia and are collecting relevant information.

Havana’s arrest came shortly before Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed behind-the-scenes talks with the United States on a prisoner swap. Dual citizens are less likely to be considered in such transactions.

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