American diplomat tried to land mine at Sheremetyevo

It became known that on the morning of March 9, 2019, an employee of the U.S. Embassy tried to smuggle a mortar mine into the building of the Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport (Terminal D). The ammunition was in his luggage (suitcase) and was detected by scanning on the device at the entrance to the building.




The American claimed that he allegedly bought an empty mine for a personal collection. Mina was seized. The bombers who arrived confirmed that "this is really a mine with a fuse, but without explosive, although traces of it are present inside the hull."

As a result of a lengthy search, the diplomat was late for his flight. After that, the Russian authorities helped him reissue the ticket and at 14:30 the diplomat freely flew to New York, but without a mine. It should be noted that the Russian Foreign Ministry considers such actions by the American side as a deliberate provocation and counts on the clarification of the US Embassy, ​​which was immediately notified of the incident.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said that the US diplomat simply could not help but realize the seriousness of the situation, especially after the terrorist attack in New York in 2001 related to the safety of air transport. It is also known that the American diplomat was on a business trip in Russia and was returning to the United States on March 9, 2019.
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  1. Digital error Offline Digital error
    Digital error (Eugene) 10 March 2019 09: 28
    +1
    Again they worked to zero, just letting go of the "partner". Or they could go to jail and exchange them for someone from our American prisons. It is clear that this pretzel "felt" the security system at the time of its increased measures on the occasion of the Universiade in Krasnoyarsk.
  2. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 10 March 2019 09: 44
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    And where are the investigative actions? Where is the interrogation? Where did you get or buy a mine? Who is the seller? In the United States, too, can I carry a mine aboard an airplane? Or solder terrorism?
    I remember that on western planes they can be removed from the flight only for the spoken word "bomb". And the obligatory interrogation and scamming of all baggage. It is good if an ultrasound or X-ray is not forced. And at their own expense.
  3. wax Offline wax
    wax (Valery Zyukov) 10 March 2019 23: 04
    +1
    What if our diplomat were in the States? The whole world would already be on its ears, and the diplomat would sit next to Butina. And the expulsion of a number of diplomats, and new sanctions. And here? - Amersky child collects a collection. Ugh.