Russian ombudsman accuses U.S. of violating bilateral agreement on adoption

Russian Foreign Ministry representative on human rights, democracy, and supremacy of law Konstantin Dolgov has accused the U.S. of violating the Russian-U.S. agreement on adoptions, which has taken effect recently.

"The agreement was breached by the U.S. soon after it took effect," Dolgov told a briefing in Moscow on Wednesday.

The diplomat specified that he is referring to Russian boy Maxim Babayev, whose U.S. adoptive parents subjected the child to violence.

"Unfortunately, consular officials have not met with the Russian citizen yet," Dolgov said, adding that "the Russian authorities are working on the issue."

At the same time, Dolgov called against dramatizing this situation, saying the agreement has not been in effect for very long.

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