Three American diplomats removed from train during attempt to enter base where nuclear blast took place in August
An American naval attaché, an embassy attaché, and an army attaché were removed from a train in Russia’s Arkhangelsk region on October 14. The three U.S. diplomats were reportedly attempting to enter a closed military territory without permission. They were released after a document check.
The diplomats’ train was on a route from Nyonoksa to Severodvinsk. A naval base near Nyonoksa was the site of a nuclear blast in August 2019. Five people died in the accident, which U.S. government officials claimed was caused by a malfunction during tests for Russia’s “Skyfall” nuclear-powered missile.