Consular employees had not been permitted to visit Roman being kept on Guam yet, he said.
“According to preliminary reports, they will come to Guam on July 13,” Valery Seleznyov said, noting that the Russian consul in San Francisco would visit Roman.
Russian citizen Roman Valeryevich Seleznyov was detained at the international airport in the city of Male, the capital of the Republic of Maldives, an island nation in the Indian Ocean-Arabian Sea area, on July 5, Russian Foreign Ministry stated earlier. On the same day he was “brought by agents of an American security service aboard an airplane of a private airline by force and was taken to the Guam Island.” This fact was already confirmed in the US Department of Homeland Security.
Russian Foreign Ministry takes this affair as “one more unfriendly step taken by Washington.” The Russian ministry noted that the country expects explanations from the United States. Russian authorities are also taking all possible efforts to find details of Seleznyov’s detention and to attain his soonest return to the homeland.