Moscow demands consular access to 2 Russians detained in U.S.

Karpenko and Krutilin arrested on charges of illegal export of technologies

Moscow is demanding consular access to two Russians detained in the United States - Dmitry Karpenko and Aleksey Krutilin, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s commissioner for human rights, democracy and rule of law, Konstantin Dolgov has said on the round-the-clock TV news channel Rossiya-24.

"We will be pressing for the observance of the rights of our citizens, including procedural ones," Dolgov said. "Naturally, we will be demanding consular access to them."

The senior diplomat said obtaining official information would be the first step.

"Our consular officials keep this matter under control," he said.

According to earlier reports, the U.S. arrested two Russians Dmitrii Karpenko and Alexey Krutilin on charges of illegal export of technologies from the United States.

Source: TASS

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