Moscow has expressed protest in connection with the interrogation of the Deputy Inga Yumasheva in new York
The Russian foreign Ministry called the interrogation of the Deputy of the state Duma of Inga Yumasheva us intelligence agencies at the airport in new York, " another hostile action against Russia."
As can be seen from the statement of the Department of information and press Department, the U.S. actions aimed at " the further deterioration of the atmosphere of Russian-American relations ".
the foreign Ministry also reminded that Yumasheva in the form of a coordinator of the parliamentary group of the state Duma for relations with the us Congress arrived in the United States to participate in the forum " Dialogue of Fort-Ross ", which aims to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between Moscow and Washington.
in addition, the Ministry urged Washington to think about what increases the likelihood of bringing " the systematic whipping up of tensions in relations with Russia ", despite the fact that "the interest of the General American public forum" Dialogue of Fort-Ross " convincing evidence that ordinary Americans are not for confrontation but for cooperation between Russia and the United States."
yesterday, the Russian Ambassador to the USA Anatoly Antonov said on arrival in new York which were held in a separate room at the airport and took the documents. Then introduced himself as an FBI man for over an hour asked her " unclear and unacceptable questions ", and then made the initiative to continue the dialogue in a cafц? in an informal setting.
residence of the Ambassador of Russia sent a note of protest to the state Department with the requirement to explain the situation.
She Yumashev has not wanted to explain the incident, noting that it is now engaged in the Russian employees of the foreign Ministry.
on Thursday the official representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova said that the Russian diplomats again failed to obtain a U.S. visa: this time fell a trip authorized by the Ministry of foreign Affairs on Russian-American forum " Dialogue of Fort-Ross ".
In September, the small members of the Russian delegation was not given a Us visa to participate in the 74th session of the UN General Assembly. In the capital of the United States is explained by " technical reasons ".
foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, for his part, called the refusal to issue visas to shame. He said that in 2018, Moscow has met Washington and at the request of the American partners have included coming to the Russian Federation delegation, Senator Ron Johnson, are in the sanctions list.
U.S. policy promised to meet the mirror, however, As said Lavrov, this year in the capital of the United States told that to issue a visa to anyone from the sanctions list is " essentially impossible."
The leadership of the Russian Federation also criticized the failure to issue us visas to the Russian delegation. Press Secretary of Russian leader Dmitry Peskov said that the situation requires a rather strong reaction from Russia and the UN.