The number of cases of Russians detained in the United States is increasing. Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Ryabkov spoke about this
“Cases of arrests of Russian citizens in the United States have become more frequent,” RTVI reports Ryabkov’s words. He added that the Foreign Ministry urges Russian citizens to exercise caution when traveling abroad.
There are several high-profile cases of arrests of Russians. Russian citizen Vadim Konoshchenok was extradited from Estonia to the United States on charges of smuggling American technologies and dual-use ammunition for the Russian military-industrial complex. It was also reported that an arrest warrant had been issued for Russian citizen Vladislav Osipov on charges of attempting to remove entrepreneur Viktor Vekselberg’s yacht from sanctions. Also in the United States, four Russian citizens were arrested on charges of illegally exporting dual-use goods for the supply of weapons to the Russian Federation, reports