Lavrov accused the US of tapping Russian Ambassador
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that US intelligence agencies tapped the Russian Ambassador in Washington Sergei Kislyak.
“In connection with the scandal, which was promoted around the run a few weeks Advisor to trump on national security General (Michael) Flynn U.S. intelligence agencies told reporters brand has officially, albeit anonymously, about what, for example, that the communications, as they put it, our Ambassador Kislyak routine are monitored. Including its reports to Moscow about what he’s doing in Washington, doing their duties,” he said at a press conference.
Advisor to the President for national security Michael Flynn resigned 13 February amid suspicions that he was even before the inauguration of Donald trump could discuss the issue of sanctions with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak.
The newspaper the Wall Street Journal reported that on the day when the administration of former President Barack Obama has imposed against Russia sanctions, anti-hacker — December 29, Flynn and Kislyak five times spoke on the phone. It was noted that, according to wiretaps of intelligence agencies, even before the inauguration of the trump Flynn, being then a private person without any authority, made it clear to the Russian Ambassador Kislyak, the new President can just repeal Obama imposed sanctions against Russian intelligence for the cyber attacks on the electoral system of the United States.
Flynn had previously denied reports that in a conversation with Kislyak it was about sanctions, one would assume that the topic still rise. “Unfortunately, due to the rapid development of events I inadvertently introduced the elected Vice-President and other incomplete information about my telephone conversations with the Russian Ambassador. I bring sincere apologies to the President and Vice-President, and they have accepted them,” — said in a letter to Flynn’s resignation.