Russia Travel Warning Says US 'Hunting' Citizens Abroad
The Russian foreign ministry has issued a travel warning for its citizens traveling abroad, warning that U.S. law enforcement agencies are hunting Russians around the world, Reuters reported.
"The threat of detention or arrest on the warrant of law enforcement bodies and special services of the USA in third countries still persists. It is quite real," the statement read, which contained many angry declarations.
Russia also accused the U.S. government of kidnapping Russian citizens, citing the case of accused hacker Vladimir Drinkman as an example. Drinkman was extradited to the United States from the Netherlands earlier this year, according to Reuters.
"By believing that it is allowed to do all it wants, Washington goes as far as kidnapping our citizens," the foreign ministry declared in the statement.
"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," it continued.
Relations between Russia and the West are at their worst since the end of the Cold War, 25 years ago.
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