Inga Yumasheva Bashkiria MP detained in USA told Channel One her side of story
UFA, 9 October 2019. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
“State Duma deputy Inga Yumasheva, who was detained at the New York airport and interrogated for an hour and a half, returned to Moscow. She still managed to visit the Fort Ross Dialogue forum in the States despite this incident”, Channel One reports.
“I would like to thank those people who helped me in the first place; as well as those sane Americans who, in spite of everything, came up to me and were also indignant at what happened, ”the deputy said at a press conference at the Moscow airport.
“It is not clear why the American special services were interested exactly in her. Yumasheva came to the Duma from journalism and was engaged in the development of international relations, ” the story says. “And an offer made by the agent to continue the conversation in an informal setting over a cup of coffee after completing the interrogation was quite humiliating. What was it — a clumsy attempt to recruit or a personal initiative of the FBI man like “a lonely officer wants to meet you?” Channel One is in perplexity.