Russia objects to arrests of its citizens in 3rd countries under U.S. warrants - diplomat

Moscow categorically objects to arrests of Russian citizens under U.S. arrest warrants in third countries, says Konstantin Dolgov, a Russian Foreign Ministry envoy for human rights, democracy, and the rule of law.

"This is another manifestation of a practice that the U.S. authorities are unfortunately continuing to employ - I mean the practice of exterritorial application of U.S. law," Dolgov told journalists in commenting on the conviction of Russian citizens Viktor Bout and Konstantin Yaroshenko in the United States.

This goes against international law and violates Russian citizens' legitimate rights, Dolgov said.

"In this particular case, bilateral agreements that have been signed and are in effect between Russia and the U.S. were also violated," he said.

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