The state Department accuses Russian secret services in the pursuit of its diplomats.
Press Secretary of the U.S. Department of state Elizabeth Trudeau said that American diplomats in Russia are followed by the security services and the traffic police. This is stated in the report, published on Tuesday, June 28, on the Department’s website. According to TSN, according to Trudeau, over the past two years, the number of such incidents in Moscow have increased dramatically.
She stressed that the United States will respond to these cases in accordance with international law. The Washington Post wrote that Russian intelligence and security services harass and intimidate American diplomats, Embassy employees and their families in Moscow and other European capitals. American diplomats sent a request to U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry with the request to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin to stop spying, the TV channel “Rain”.
Diplomats complained that the Russian intelligence service constantly monitors the staff of their embassies. According to them, employees of the Russian special services persecute diplomats or members of their families, come to the social events, they attend and pay for articles about them in a negative way.
Some diplomats reported that the Russian security services raided their homes at night, moved the furniture, turned on the light and TV and went. Also reported when one of these “visitors” broke into the home of a diplomat and emptied on the carpet in his living room.
It is noted that in Moscow, the staff of the American Embassy are exposed to the most active pursuit. Diplomats said that they slashed tires on the cars, and the traffic police stopped them for no reason.