April 13, 2024
The United States has urged American citizens to leave Russia

The United States has urged American citizens to leave Russia

you America They asked their citizens to leave Russia immediately. The question is, because of fears based on security, ie War in Ukraine And Risk of arbitrary arrests Or Harassment by the Russian authorities. The US Embassy in Moscow made the request.

The embassy added that “extreme caution should be exercised due to the risk of arbitrary arrests” and urged US citizens not to travel to Russia.

The US has repeatedly asked its citizens to leave the conflict-ridden country. oh Last public announcement It was in September, after President Vladimir Putin ordered, a Partial mobilization.

“Russian security services have arrested American citizens on trumped-up charges, held them in solitary confinement in Russia, denied them fair and transparent treatment, and convicted them in secret trials or without presenting credible evidence,” the embassy said.

A Application of local laws It also continues to be against people associated with religion. “Russian authorities arbitrarily use local laws against US citizens working in the religious sector and have initiated suspected criminal investigations against Americans involved in religious activities,” the embassy explained.

Russia has launched criminal proceedings against a US citizen on suspicion of espionage Central Security Servicein January.

American prisoners in Russian prisons

Brittney GrinerOne of America’s greatest athletes, Imprisoned in a Russian prison. The basketball player returned to America only in December.

Griner’s output was in part Agreement between Washington and Moscow It is also related to the release of the arrested arms dealer Victor Bott in the US. The sportswoman was released from jail only 10 months after her arrest.

Greiner’s position a black girl This is HomosexualHer prominence in women’s basketball, and her arrest in a country where authorities have been hostile toward the LBGTQ community, added to the concerns surrounding the case, which eventually became newsworthy.

Meanwhile, another American remains in prison in Russia because he was not part of the December prisoner exchange. about this Paul WhelanA former US Marine who was arrested in Moscow in 2018 on suspicion of espionage and sentenced to 16 years in prison.

President of the United States, Joe BidenHe pledged that his government would “never give up” in its efforts to secure Whelan’s release.