Lavrov: Russia will demand that U.S. stop practice of abducting Russian citizens, act on basis of bilateral treaty

Russia intends to demand that the U.S. observe interstate agreements in the event of claims against Russian citizens instead of abducting them.

Russia intends to demand that the U.S. observe interstate agreements in the event of claims against Russian citizens instead of abducting them.

"We will continue demanding respect of all agreements that are signed between us and the United States. In all cases that I have mentioned, they were required, in accordance with the 1999 treaty, to notify and state the claim that they had against our citizens and continue cooperation on that basis. Instead of this, they just organized abductions of Russians," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at the youth forum Territory of Meanings in the Klyazma area on August 24.

Lavrov recalled the abductions and arrests by the U.S. of Russian citizens such as Viktor Bout, Konstantin Yaroshenko and Roman Seleznyov.

"A lot of those who are being abducted are people who previously worked in the law enforcement agencies in this way or another," the minister said.

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