Russian embassy sends note of protest to State Department over FBI questioning of Russian deputy

Russian embassy sends note of protest to State Department over FBI questioning of Russian deputy
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  • calendar-gray 06 October 2019

The Russian Embassy has sent a note of protest to the US State Department over FBI questioning of Russian parliament member Inga Yumasheva upon her arrival to the United States, where she planned to participate in the Fort Ross Dialogue forum, APA reports quoting Reuters.

"She [Yumasheva] was detained at the airport in New York. She was asked to go to a separate room and an FBI officer, who introduced himself, started to question her, for an hour … Moreover, she was offered to meet with the FBI officer in a different, informal setting and to continue the conversation," Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said on Saturday.

He stressed that Russia considers such actions unacceptable.

"We sent a relevant note of protest to the State Department today," Antonov added, emphasizing that the Russian Embassy is waiting for an explanation.

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