The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation said on December 25, nearly two weeks ago in Israel on request of the USA was detained citizen of the Russian Federation, and demanded to prevent him Consul.
Russian foreign Ministry Commissioner for human rights, democracy and the rule of law Konstantin Dolgov said that Moscow condemns «another case of extraterritorial application of U.S. law against the citizen of the Russian Federation. This is totally unacceptable practice has already taken a chronic character.»
In a statement issued by the press service of the foreign Debt has accused the U.S. of systematic violation of international law and infringement of the rights of Russian citizens.
The Russian foreign Ministry demanded to admit to the detainee Alexei Burkov Consul and pass all the information on the basis of which he was detained at the airport Ben Gurion airport on 13 December and expressed hope that the Israeli authorities deported the detainee in the U.S., where it expects a «politicized and biased» attitude.
RIA «Novosti» reports that the Russian diplomats met with Surkovym, and expressed the intention to attend the hearing of his case.