President Vladimir Putin called nonsense the allegations of the involvement of the Russian Ambassador in the US for espionage. Such statement the President made during the International Arctic forum on Thursday, March 30, reports TASS.
“Any meeting perceived hostility as a spy action. Isn’t this nonsense?” — said Putin. He stressed that the diplomat needs to maintain contacts with representatives of authorities, business in the country.
The Russian leader stressed that the work of the American diplomats one does not preclude, while the “contact our Ambassador in the United States limited”. “Here sits the Ambassador of the United States. He came to our forum, — said Putin. — Can communicate with members of the government, representatives of large companies of Russia”.
Earlier Thursday it was reported that the Russian leader sent greetings to the American Ambassador John Tefft’s remarks after a forum participant that the event is supposedly not a part of the United States.
16 March, Vladimir Putin said that the Russian authorities will not avoid the foreign ambassadors because of fears for his reputation.
In March, CNN and The Washington Post reported on the contacts of the Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergei Kislyak with Jeff Sissom prior approval for attorney General and chief justice of the country. CNN citing sources said that us intelligence believes Kislyak, “a senior Russian spy and recruiter”. Before that, the press has published information on the conversation of the assistant to the us President for national security Michael Flynn with the Russian diplomat, in the end, Flynn lost his post.