The U.S. Embassy reported that the situation with the American diplomat tried to take from Russia the mine without explosives, but with fuse, regulated. About it reports on March 10, “Interfax”.
Mine did not pose any danger to the passengers, said the Embassy. “He was allowed to leave Russia after the object has been seized from his Luggage,” said the press Secretary of the US Embassy Andrea Kalan.
It became known yesterday that an employee of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow tried to smuggle in Sheremetyevo mine without explosives. The Russian foreign Ministry called it a “provocation.” The American diplomat stated that he had purchased an empty mine “for personal collection”.