Embassy reacted to information about Russian-speaking detained at Capitol

The Russian Embassy in the United States responded to information about a Russian-speaking person detained at the Capitol during the protests. The comment was published on the page of the diplomatic mission at Facebook .

The embassy said that a request for finding Russians among the detained or injured was sent to State Department . “So far, no such facts have been identified,” they said there.

The diplomatic mission noted that it is closely monitoring the situation in Washington and, if necessary, will provide compatriots with consular and legal assistance.

Earlier, The Washington Post reported that among those detained after the storming of the Capitol people turned out to be a Russian-speaking man. Later it turned out that this person turned out to be 54-year-old Evgenia Malimon. She was arrested along with her daughter Cristina, who speaks Russian and has connections with Moldova. However, no evidence was found that any of them had Russian citizenship.

On January 6, a rally of supporters of the current US President Donald Trump who do not recognize the results the November vote, which resulted in the election of a democrat Joe Biden , ended with the storming of the building Capitol and clashes with the police. Five people died, dozens were detained.