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MOSCOW, February 15, 14:12 /ITAR-TASS/. A Russian delegation intends to visit Russian citizen Konstantin Yaroshenko who is held in a U.S. prison and has serious health problems, the Russian Foreign Ministry's human rights commissioner Konstantin Dolgov told Itar-Tass on Saturday.
A delegation must fly soon. It is very serious and urgent, Dolgov stressed.
Yaroshenko has a serious heart problem. It is indicated by all the symptoms. His attorney Tarasov said about it, and Yaroshenko himself said he did not know whether he would live till next Monday.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in a talk with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry raised the issue. Kerry said Yaroshenko had not complained about his health and there were no problems. It is absolutely not so, the commissioner noted. For unknown reasons, the United Stated declined to provide medical care for Yaroshenko. From all appearances, the Russian citizen has many diseases.
Russia proposed that Russian and U.S. physicians should together examine Yaroshenko. He must be examined in a civil hospital outside the prison, Dolgov said. Russia has insisted on this for a long time, but the U.S. authorities have not agreed so far.
It is a serious violation of the Russian citizen's rights. The situation is inadmissible. Russian diplomats monitor the situation. Minister Sergei Lavrov personally watches it. The matter will not be left so, the human rights commissioner noted."I directly told the Americans that it was in their interests to cooperate with us on the issue," he said.