Russia’s Ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov told how many Russians serving prison terms in the United States. About it reports TASS.

According to him, in total U.S. correctional institutions is about 100 Russians.

"On spurious pretexts of the Russians was put in solitary confinement, denied adequate medical care, medicines, restrict the phone calls to relatives", – said Antonov.

However, the diplomat hopes that they will be able to return home under the Amnesty or the Council of Europe Convention on the transfer of sentenced persons, adopted in 1983.

"Expect U.S. authorities will take into account the humanitarian aspect of the issue and the Russians already served long prison terms", – said Antonov.