Moscow says Russian official detained in Spain after U.S. request

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Friday that a Russian official was detained by Spanish police during a working trip on Feb. 14 after her arrest was requested by the United States.

The Russian woman, who is now in jail in Tenerife, works for a government organization overseen by a Russian agriculture watchdog and was a part of an official delegation, the ministry said.

It added in a statement that her detention "could have been linked to a request from the United States".

Spanish police declined to comment.

(Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova; additional reporting by Nathan Allen in Madrid; Editing by Alison Williams, Kirsten Donovan)


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