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Three American diplomats removed from train during attempt to enter base where nuclear blast took place in August

Source: Interfax

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.