Embassy of the Russian Federation in the USA
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05 september / 2019

PRESS RELEASE on Alexander Korshunov's detention

Russian diplomats visited the State Department regarding the detention of a Russian citizen Alexander Korshunov, arrested by Italian authorities at the request of the U.S. They expressed our decisive protest against the illegitimate actions and demanded explanations on the reasons for his detention and immediate withdrawal of the request for the extradition of our compatriot.

We noticed that such vicious practice of the U.S. authorities in hunting down Russian citizens all around the world is unacceptable. It goes against the international law and also leads to further degradation and unpredictability of Russia-U.S. relations.