Formidable Sarmat: Satan’s successor that can pierce any defenseMilitary & Defense October 25, 16:37
Russia seeks to grasp US intentions to respond to more possible sanctionsRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 25, 16:31
Isinbayeva calls for joint efforts to fight doping at global levelSport October 25, 16:11
Kremlin believes Putin knows about financial situation of RosneftegazBusiness & Economy October 25, 16:09
Russian lawmaker cites US hostile policy as reason for suspending plutonium dealRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 25, 15:33
Russian forces assume combat duty in all Arctic garrisons — ministryMilitary & Defense October 25, 15:13
Aviation Committee completes probe into Falcon jet crash in Moscow’s Vnukovo airportWorld October 25, 15:04
Turkey, Russia exchange intelligence information on Syria — ministerWorld October 25, 14:38
Kremlin comments on hacker allegations against Putin's aide SurkovRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 25, 14:17
MOSCOW, August 31. /TASS/. The detention in Armenia of Russian national Sergey Mironov, put by the U.S. authorities on a wanted list, is part of Washington’s anti-Russian campaign, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Wednesday.
"As regards, on the whole, the fact that the United States is just hunting Russian nationals, we have repeatedly spoken about it," Zakharova said. "We have warned Russians in a relevant way about what may be called a hunt on the part of Washington."
"All we are observing on the part of Washington is part of an anti-Russian campaign and realization of unrealized ambitions. We consider the hunt for Russian nationals as part of that campaign," she said while commenting on Mironov’s detention in Armenia.
The diplomat said the Russian Foreign Ministry took an active part in organization of Mironov’s return to his motherland. "Taking into account that the talk is about a Russian national who is abroad, the Foreign Ministry, including via diplomatic missions, took an active part in the fate of our compatriot," she said.
Mironov was detained August 26 in Yerevan airport by the Armenian police on a U.S. request. But on August 29, a local court dismissed the motion of the Armenian Prosecutor General’s Office on the Russian’s arrest. He left Yerevan for Moscow today.