Russian Foreign Ministry explains why US intelligence interrogated State Duma deputy

Russian Foreign Ministry explains why US intelligence interrogated State Duma deputy

Previously it became known that deputy Yumasheva had been interrogated. The incident was reported by Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov.

The interrogation of State Duma deputy Inga Yumasheva, which was conducted by American intelligence agencies, aims to further worsen relations between the Russian Federation and the USA. This statement was made by the Russian Foreign Ministry. 

“This is another hostile action against Russia and its representatives, clearly aimed at further worsening the Russian-American relations,” says the official statement of the Ministry posted on the site. The Ministry suggested that either Washington is not seeking to “normalize relations” with Moscow, or is not able to control the actions of the FBI.

It is noted that the Foreign Ministry expresses a “strong protest” in connection with the interrogation of Yumasheva. It considers such a policy of the United States “short-sighted and dangerous.”

The interrogation of deputy Yumasheva was previously reported. The incident was reported by Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov. Yumasheva arrived in New York for the Fort Ross Dialogue International conference, but was detained at the airport by FBI and interrogated for about an hour. Yumasheva herself did not disclose the contents of the communication, Nation News reports. In a conversation with URA.RU, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Foreign Affairs Dmitry Novikov accused the FBI of abuse of authority.

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