Quotes: Russian Lawyer on Potential “Spy Swap”

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Russian spy suspects are seen in this courtroom sketch during an appearance at the Manhattan Federal Court in New York

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“Probably he will be free today, this is the most important thing.”

— ANNA STAVITSKAYA, lawyer for imprisoned Russian scientist, Igor V. Sutyagin, saying he, among others, will be freed and sent to the U.K. as part of a “spy swap” with Russia for the 10 accused Russian spies currently on trial in America; Sutyagin had been convicted for sharing Russian secrets with the U.S, a charge he denies

(See a photo gallery of notorious Russian spies through history.)