US intelligence agencies continue efforts to recruit Russian diplomats using methods of pressure, deputy head of the Russian Foreign Ministry Sergey Ryabkov said. According to the official, Russian diplomats and their family members may even receive threats from US special services.
"Over the past two and a half years, attempts to recruit our employees have increased considerably. US intelligence services do not stop at most unattractive methods of pressure, right up to threats that they pose to diplomats' families," an official statement from the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
According to Ryabkov, Washington has recently restricted the movement of Russian officials on the territory of the United States.
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