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Three additional members of the REvil group have been detained by Russia

Three additional members of the REvil group have been detained by Russia

MOSCOW, Jan 15 (Reuters) - A Moscow court on Saturday detained three additional suspected members of REvil for illegal financial transaction. A day after Russia claimed it had dismantled the group at the request of the United States.

Mikhail Golovachuk, Ruslan Khansvyarov, and Dmitry Korotayev were named by the court.

In a rare apparent demonstration of friendship between the two during a time of tight discussions over Ukraine, Russian authorities detained and charged the REVil group's members this week.

A police and a FSB domestic intelligence group searched 25 addresses and held 14 people, according to the FSB on Friday, listing assets it had purchased, including $600,000 of computer equipment and 20 luxury automobiles.

The United States has expressed admiration for the arrests.

The United States said in November that it would offer a reward of up to $10 million for information that would guide to the identification or location of anyone who would be in touch with the REvil group.

Interfax claimed that Russian citizens would not be transferred to the United States, according to a source familiar with the case.

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