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Russia asked for an explanation to US after arrest of Russian to mariana islands
Russia has today said that the explanation of the United States asks about the arrest of a Russian by the FBI at the end of december, shortly after the arrest in Moscow of an American who of espionage accused.

According to the Russian Foreign ministry Dmitry Makarenko, born in 1979, was arrested when he was with his family at the airport of Saipan had arrived, an island of the Northern mariana islands in the Pacific Ocean, to the United States.

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"The Russian embassy in Washington learned through his relatives what had fared with him, and not by the American police," said the ministry in a statement.

No consular access

Russia received pursuant to the notice, no consular access to Makarenko, although at least on 2 January was to be granted. Makarenko was of the mariana islands to Florida and transferred. "We ask Washington to the reasons of the arrest of the Russian citizen to clear up and his rights fully, after to life", adds the Russian ministry added.

According to the ministry was Makarenko on december 29, was arrested the day after the American-British Paul Whelan by the Russian security service FSB in Moscow arrested on charges of espionage. Whelan, who is also a Canadian and Irish passport holder, was Thursday in custody pending his trial. He faced up to twenty years in prison.

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