The Russian Embassy accused the United States of “hunting” for Russians traveling abroad


The Russian Embassy in the United States said that America launched a real “hunt” for Russians who are behind border. Thus, the diplomatic department commented on the criticism from the White House regarding the verdict of American basketball player Brittney Griner.

According to diplomats, some American public organizations and officials who criticize the decision of the Russian court distort information and distort the facts . In this regard, the embassy reminded that about a hundred citizens of the Russian Federation are now in pre-trial detention centers and prisons in the United States.

“Washington launched a real“ hunt ”for Russians at the moment when they go abroad. Since 2008, about 50 such cases have been recorded. We appeal to the United States and urge them to stop shifting problems from a sore head to a healthy one, ”the diplomatic department added.

Earlier, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, speaking to media representatives, said that Washington is all still expects that Moscow is an example of the American version of the proposal for the exchange of prisoners.


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