FBI detains State Duma deputy Yumasheva at New York airport

FBI detains State Duma deputy Yumasheva at New York airport

The Russian woman was asked “unclear and unacceptable questions.”

FBI detained journalist and State Duma deputy Inga Yumasheva at New York Airport, Ambassador of Russia to the United States Anatoly Antonov said.

Yumasheva arrived in the United States at the Fort Ross Dialogue Forum on October 6. According to the ambassador, she was asked “absolutely obscure, unclear, and unacceptable questions.”

“I can’t imagine if our respective services detained someone, say, someone from the Senate or the lower house of Congress. For example, those senators who complained that they did not receive a visa, or those who received visas and came to the Russian Federation. They would take them to a separate room and interrogate, and then some representative would offer them coffee in one of the nearest restaurants of Sheremetyevo,” Antonov said.

The Russian embassy has sent a note of protest to the US State Department in connection with the incident.

“We consider such actions unacceptable and outrageous. We <...> expect that they will explain to us what such probing approaches to the deputy of the State Duma mean,” Antonov said as cited by RIA Novosti.

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