the Ambassador of the Russian Federation Anatoly Antonov has urged the U.S. government to release in us prisons are Russians. He wrote an open letter addressed to the state Department, the U.S. justice Department and the Federal Bureau of prisons. The text published on the website of the Russian Embassy of the USA in Facebook.

“the Situation with COVID-19 in the penitentiaries of the United States continues to deteriorate. Medical aid to convicts are practically non-existent, testing for infection is not carried out. Protective masks and other hygienic remedies are not enough. Call on us authorities to show mercy and to release the Russians. Under threat to their life and health,” with reference to the diplomat TASS.

Earlier, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov sent the US Secretary of state Michael Pompeo a message to show humanism against the background of the pandemic coronavirus to the Russians in American prisons. According to the Johns Hopkins University, the country ranks first in the world in the number of infected coronavirus infection. COVID-19 was confirmed in 1 million 256 thousand 972 people.