US diplomats in Russia suspected of theft: State Department
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The Russian Foreign Ministry has announced that three employees of the US Embassy in Moscow are suspected of stealing personal belongings of a Russian national.
In a statement to TASS news agency on Friday, the ministry said that Russia had sent an official diplomatic note to the embassy asking them to withdraw their diplomatic immunity for criminal charges against suspected employees.
A note was sent to the US Embassy with a request to obtain diplomatic immunity from three employees of the US diplomatic mission on the designation as suspects of theft of personal belongings from a Russian citizen.
The ministry said, should the embassy refuse to withdraw immunity, those people should leave Russian territory immediately.
No other information, including the identity of the suspects, has been revealed.
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First Published : 09 Oct 2021, 10:25:01 AM