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 Russia’s Foreign Ministry accuses FBI of putting pressure on Russian diplomats in US

Spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova accused U.S. authorities of putting pressure on the Russian diplomats on the threshold of U.S. presidential election scheduled for Nov. 8.

Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

"It even came to direct ban on the Russian diplomats to approach the polling stations. Our employees are openly intimidated. The Department of State sent a note recommending the Russian diplomats to refrain from approaching the polling stations. The authorities of several states have gone further by making commitment to prosecute the offenders," Zakharova said.

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She said that "an unprecedented event in the bilateral relations and in the international practice in general took place over the weekend - Washington involved its special services in this issue."

Zakharova also said that the FBI put pressure on the Russian diplomatic missions in the United States in recent days. The FBI agents allegedly made threats serving notice that Russia should not concern itself with the U.S. elections.

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The U.S. authorities earlier repeatedly accused Kremlin of attempts to meddle in the U.S. presidential campaign.
 
 
 
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