A delegation from the U.S. Justice Department met with Russian officials in Moscow Wednesday to discuss the extradition from Switzerland of a former nuclear power minister wanted in the U.S. on embezzlement charges, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
The U.S. delegation, led by U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan, who filed a criminal case against Yevgeny Adamov, was presented with Russia's reasons for demanding Adamov's extradition to Russia, where he is wanted on charges of fraud and abuse of office, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
U.S. authorities have accused Adamov and his business partner Mark Kaushansky, a U.S. citizen, of embezzling $9 million allocated by the U.S. government for nuclear security projects in Russia, the RIA Novosti reports.
Russia may terminate all kinds of military and military-technical relations with Israel, including the agreement on the exchange of reconnaissance data
The Ilyushin 20 (Il-20) military electronic reconnaissance aircraft of the Russian Air Force with 14 servicemen on board that went off radar screens off the coast of Syria was shot down by Syrian air defense systems over the Mediterranean Sea