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MOSCOW, March 5. /TASS/. On Saturday, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov presented US Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan with a note of protest in connection with provocative statements by US Senator Lindsey Graham about Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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“John Sullivan was told that such an attack is qualified by the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation as an encroachment on the life of a statesman and entails grave consequences, including criminal prosecution,” the Russian diplomatic service said in a statement.
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Lindsey Graham’s call for the assassination of the Russian president is terrorist, Washington’s failure to take action against the senator will have a further devastating effect on his relations with the Russian Federation, the Foreign Ministry said.
“It was emphasized that this is precisely a public, terrorist in essence, call, which is absolutely unacceptable for a high-ranking elected official, in connection with which the failure of the US administration to take specific measures that leave no room for ambiguity will have a further devastating impact on the already deplorable state of Russian-American relations,” the document says.