Lavrov spoke about the attempts to recruit Russian diplomats


RIA Novosti

Attempts to recruit Russian diplomats are being made not only in the United States. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov.

“Such actions, as well as recruiting approaches, accompanied by blackmail and threats, not uncommon in other countries – not only in the United States,” he said in an interview with the newspaper “Izvestia”.

According to the Minister, the Russian diplomats have to work in “very difficult conditions, and sometimes openly hostile situation.”

“Among the examples – a large-scale deportation from the United States. It was anti-cramp coming administration of Barack Obama,” — said Lavrov.

Earlier official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the United States attempted to recruit Russian diplomats on January 14.