Brazilian authorities have declined a US request to extradite Russian national Sergey Vladimirovich Cherkasov. CNN —

Brazilian authorities have declined a US request to extradite an alleged Russian spy, saying that he would eventually be sent to Russia instead.

Sergey Vladimirovich Cherkasov is accused of entering the US under a false identity to spy on Americans in the lead up to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine .In a statement on Thursday, Brazil’s Ministry of Justice and Public Security said that Brazil’s Federal Supreme Court approved on March 17 an application to extradite Cherkasov to Russia, where he is accused of “drug trafficking,” […]

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