The Russian embassy has not received official inquiries from the US side about the mercenaries-citizens of the United States captured in Ukraine, the head of the Russian diplomatic mission in Washington, Anatoly Antonov, said on Tuesday, June 21.
– The embassy didn’t contact us. I do not confirm receipt of such an appeal from the Americans,” the diplomat said in a comment to RIA Novosti.
The day before, US State Department spokesman Ned Price said that Washington had asked Moscow for information about the detainees, but received no response, while in direct contact with the Russian side.
Also on Tuesday evening, June 21, White House National Security Council (NSC) Strategic Communications Coordinator John Kirby said Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov’s words about the possible execution of American mercenaries in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) shocked the White House. .
Peskov recently noted that the Geneva Convention may not apply to Americans on death row in the DPR. He stressed that their crimes must be thoroughly investigated. Peskov does not deny the possibility of the execution of Americans.
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