All children of Russian spies repatriated: US official

11th July 2010, Comments 0 comments

All the children of the 10 Russian spies freed in a dramatic swap with Moscow have been sent to Russia to rejoin their parents, US attorney general Eric Holder said Sunday.

"The children have all been repatriated. We did so consistent with what their parents' wishes were," Holder told CBS "Face The Nation."

The 10 Russian agents who had been under FBI investigation for a decade were exchanged for four people accused of spying for Western intelligence agencies by Moscow in a dramatic Cold War-style swap on Friday in Vienna.

Holder did not give any figures for how many children were involved, but press reports said the 10 agents, some who were married to each other, could have had as many as seven children between them.

© 2010 AFP

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