The diplomatic mission recalled that the Russians are experiencing serious health problems, but they are not given the opportunity to undergo a qualified examination or receive the necessary medicines.

“The American authorities have been ignoring the embassy's requests for several months.

We consider such indifference unacceptable... We urge to take all necessary measures to provide urgent assistance to compatriots,” the embassy added.

On April 27, it became known that Russia and the United States exchanged Trevor Reid for Konstantin Yaroshenko.

The head of the international committee of the State Duma, Leonid Slutsky, said that Russia would continue the struggle for the release and return of Viktor Bout to his homeland, various forms, including an exchange, were being considered.