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    The Russian Embassy in the United States said on Friday it has been working to clarify the circumstances of the recent arrest of a Russian national in Chicago.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Last month, Russian citizen Olga Pimanova was arrested as she left the plane, on which she arrived in Chicago, allegedly for kidnapping her own child. Earlier on Friday, the Russian Embassy in Washington told Sputnik that according to preliminary information, the United States had no grounds for her detention, and the embassy had requested official information from the US authorities regarding her arrest.

    "We are working to clarify situation with arrest of Olga Pimanova in USA, ensure her rights are not violated," the embassy said via Twitter.

    Commenting on the woman's arrest, Russian Children's Ombudsman Pavel Astakhov said that the Russian Foreign Ministry and the embassy in the United States would provide assistance to the Russian citizen who was arrested for taking her daughter out of the country two years ago.


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