Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) announced on Tuesday that it had arrested a woman with dual citizenship – Russian and American – in the city of Yekaterinburg in the Ural Mountains. on the charge of “treason”, as reported by Russian agencies.

“The federal agency security forces put an end in Yekaterinburg to the illegal activities of a 33-year-old resident of Los Angeles, who has Russian and American citizenship,” the FSB said.

The young woman, who has not been named, was arrested as part of the investigation for “betrayal” for raising since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, “funds in favor of a Ukrainian organization, which then used them to purchase medical supplies, equipment, weapons and ammunition for the armed forces of Ukraine.”

Video broadcast by Ria Novosti agency shows an FSB agent wearing a balaclava handcuffing a young woman wearing a white jacket and a white cap pulled down to her eyes.

And other American citizens are being held in Russia, including the journalist Evan Gerskovich who was arrested about a year ago on espionage charges also in Yekaterinburg. He, his family and the Wall Street Journal, the newspaper he works for, reject the accusations.