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Russian citizen arrested in Thailand on FBI request — Russian embassy

July 21, 2016, 11:29 UTC+3

The Russian citizen denies his guilt

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MOSCOW, July 21. /TASS/. Russian citizen Dmitry Ukrainsky has been arrested in Thailand on a request from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Russian embassy in Bangkok said on Thursday.

"We confirm the fact of the Russian citizen’s arrest in Thailand on the FBI request," the diplomatic mission said.

Ukrainsky is accused of stealing money from the US citizens’ credit cards. He has flatly denied his guilt.

"We have visited him at the detention facility," the embassy said. "He flatly denies his guilt. We are now expecting them to give us the full documentation on the Russian citizen’s case. We have sent the corresponding request to the Thai side".

Russian citizens have been repeatedly arrested abroad at the request of the US law enforcement agencies and secret services. The Russian Foreign Ministry previously issued a warning to Russia’s citizens who travel abroad to carefully weigh all the risks due to the continuing unacceptable "hunt" of the United States for Russian nationals around the world. "The American authorities continue the unacceptable practice of "hunting" for Russians all over the world, ignoring the norms of international laws and twisting other states’ arms," the ministry said.

There have been more than 20 such incidents. Thus, three citizens of Russia - Maxim Senakh, Alexander Serov and Mikhail Sergeyev have been recently extradited to the United States from Finland. In 2010, a similar incident occurred with Konstantin Yaroshenko, who was seized in Liberia in 2010 and secretly - in violation of the country’s national laws and international law - taken to the United States. The same methods were used by the United States in the case with Russian businessman Viktor Bout, as well as with Roman Seleznev, who was literally abducted by the US agents from the Maldives in July 2014 and forcibly transported first to Guam, and then to Seattle, where he is still held in custody.

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