The foreign Ministry called the accusations of dubious espionage


RIA Novosti

The accusations of the Russian Ambassador to the USA Sergei Kislyak in espionage is a real baiting and “trash”, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

“This is real persecution, persecution as it is, because to declare Russian Ambassador the spy who personally recruits American politicians, well, it’s all a kind of madness. It’s just information trash. That’s exactly what they were doing,” Zakharova said the TV channel “Russia 24”.

According to her, the hype around the Russian Ambassador is part of the continuing post-electoral cycle in the United States.

“It’s not something that they are not paint — it’s basically undermines the credibility of the American media, and we are all aware, and not just us, Sergey Kislyak is the Supreme professional, is a diplomat with a capital letter, is the person who has earned a reputation in various diplomatic venues, negotiations, working abroad. And these stories that are about him to write and show on TV in America is, of course, just a shame for them,” said Zakharov.

The Russian Ambassador for a long time portrayed in the American media as a “conduit of Russian influence”. Advisor to trump on national security, Michael Flynn, resigned after the White house announced that Flynn is not fully told the US intelligence about the content of the conversation with Kislyak. In addition, the attorney General Jeff sessions recused himself from the investigation, “Russian ties” environment trump after he became aware of a routine meeting and Roman sessions with the Russian Ambassador when he was a Senator and Roman sessions.

Earlier, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that the Russian Ambassador to Washington is a brilliant diplomat and “does his job 100%, but he’s not a spy,” and the fact that every contact with the Ambassador of the Russian Federation is considered as dangerous and potentially can lead to interference in internal Affairs, this is a very distorted perception of the work of the Ambassador.