Russian court hears treason case against US-Russian citizen

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The trial of a US-Russian dual citizen, accused of committing treason by fundraising for Ukraine’s military, has begun in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg.

Ksenia Karelina, 33, was detained in Yekaterinburg earlier this year while visiting her grandparents. She is accused of donating $51.80 to a Ukrainian charity in the US, according to her employer – a spa in Beverly Hills, California.

Her trial began Thursday morning in Sverdlovsk regional court behind closed doors. The next hearing in her trial will be held on August 7, Russian state news agency TASS reported later Thursday. If convicted, she faces up to 20 years in prison.
 
The case of Ksenia Karelina highlights tensions between Russia and Ukraine, with her trial now underway amid international scrutiny.
 
Oh look, Ksenia Karelina is in hot water for donating to a Ukrainian charity! 🤯 The trial is so secretive, it's like a mystery novel. 🔍 Let's see how this Russian spy drama unfolds! 🕵️‍♀️🇷🇺🇺🇦📜
 
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