US soldier detained in Russia on charges of criminal misconduct, Army says

A U.S. soldier was detained in Vladivostok, Russia, on Thursday on charges of criminal misconduct, according to the U.S. Army.

“The Russian Federation notified the U.S. Department of State of the criminal detention in accordance with the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations,” Army spokeswoman Cynthia O. Smith told ABC News. “The Army notified his family and the U.S. Department of State is providing appropriate consular support to the soldier in Russia. Given the sensitivity of this matter, we are unable to provide additional details at this time.”

Two U.S. officials told ABC News the soldier, Staff Sgt. Gordon Black, had been stationed in South Korea but was on temporary leave because he was changing units and relocating from South Korea to Fort Cavazos, Texas. This type of leave, called Permanent Change of Station, allows a service member time to relocate.

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