15 Oct 2019 15:33

Russian citizen Bogachyova detained by Interpol in Belarus under U.S. warrant - Russian Public Chamber member

MOSCOW. Oct 15 (Interfax) - Interpol has detained Russian citizen Anna Bogachyova in Belarus under a U.S. warrant in connection with the case on interference in the U.S. presidential election, Russian Public Chamber member Alexander Malkevich said.

"As we have learned from our sources, Interpol detained Bogachyova at a request of the U.S. under a case on interference in the 2016 presidential election," Malkevich said on social media.

Malkevich earlier confirmed to Interfax that Bogachyova had been detained at a hotel in Minsk while she was vacationing together with her husband and small child.

Media reported earlier that Bogachyova, a Russian citizen who was under the U.S. sanctions dealing with election interference, had been detained in Minsk.

The Belarusian Interior Ministry, Prosecutor General's Office, State Border Committee, Foreign Ministry, and the Russian embassy to Belarus did not comment on this information. The Belarusian State Security Committee (KGB) said it had "no information on the detention of this citizen," KGB spokesperson Andrei Yarosh told Interfax.