The Russian citizen, had traveled to the isolated archipelago, which is located approximately 200 miles north-east of the Philippines along with her family. When the plane landed on the main island of Saipan on december 29 last year, he was arrested, in a press release, the Russian foreign ministry on Saturday that they did not know anything about the incident until the next of kin to the man heard of himself.
writing in the press release that the united states has violated international obligations when they have not informed the country about the incident while demanding that the united states should clarify the reasons for the arrest.
The events of recent weeks has exacerbated an already tense diplomatic relationship between Russia and the united states.
In december last year were charged the Russian citizen Maria Butina to be an agent who must have tried to infiltrate the u.s. vapenlobbyn the NRA. She pleaded guilty to conspiracy against the united states and could face up to six months in prison and deportation.
a marine was detained in Moscow, suspected of espionage, only weeks later by the Russian underrätelsetjänsten the FSB. By his own admission, he visited the country to visit a wedding. The man, who according to The Guardian is also a british citizen, has since been imprisoned in the notorious Russian Lefortovo prison in Moscow.
Thursday confirmed the man's lawyer that the american has been prosecuted for espionage, and he faces up to 20 years in prison.
a Few hours before the Russian ministry of foreign affairs sent out their press release about the FBI's alleged arrest so spoke the Russian deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov with the news agency Fax.
" I see no reason to talk about it here in the context of fångutväxlingar. We have to undergo all the necessary procedures in this situation, " said Ryabkov.
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