Sergei Neverov: the US should provide clear explanations of the reasons for the detention of Inga Iumasheva

The head of the United Russia faction, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Sergei Neverov commented on the detention at the New York airport of the member of the State Duma Inga Iumasheva, who arrived to participate in the Fort Ross Dialogue forum
Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Sergei Neverov
Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Sergei Neverov

“The actions of the US authorities in this case are unacceptable and clearly demonstrate that there are forces in the USA ready to do everything possible to increase tensions in our bilateral relations, to exclude the possibility of a normal dialogue between our countries. I hope that the US side will provide clear explanations of the cause of the incident, although judging from the latest events (in particular, with non-issuance of visas to some members of the Russian delegation who planned to take part in the work of the first committee of the UN General Assembly), this is hard to believe,” said Sergei Neverov Neverov Sergei Ivanoviсh Neverov
Sergei Ivanoviсh
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He recalled that ”Inga Iumasheva Iumasheva Inga Albertovna Iumasheva
Inga Albertovna
in the State Duma coordinates the work of the group on interaction with the US Congress, and she arrived to participate in the Fort Ross Dialogue forum at the invitation of an American non-profit organization.“

“In such situations, non-profit organizations should fully ensure the visit, and, as we see, that has not been done,” stressed the Deputy Chairman of the State Duma.

“Parliamentarians, including members of the State Duma regularly receive invitations from public organizations to various countries and the incident with Inga Iumasheva signals that we should all think at first whether we should participate in such events in the United States,” emphasized Sergei Neverov.