Zakharova: we demand that US stops 'hunting' Russians all over the world

 Zakharova: we demand that US stops 'hunting' Russians all over the world

Moscow calls on Washington to stop the practice of detaining Russian citizens in third countries, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said at a briefing.

"Unfortunately, the number of arrests of our citizens in third countries from US warrants and with their direct participation continues to grow. And in 2017 saw a real surge - there were 11 cases," the diplomat said.

She recalled that the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regularly publishes recommendations on this issue to Russians traveling abroad and called them to take it seriously.

According to the spokesperson, Russians are subjected to "appropriate measures of exposure and threats."

"We also demand that the US stop the unacceptable practice of hunting Russian citizens around the world, although, unfortunately, the US does not show that it's ready [to do so]," Zakharova stressed.

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