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Foreign Ministry knows nothing about alleged Russian spy working in US Embassy

August 03, 16:12 UTC+3

The US Embassy in Moscow has declined to comment on the Guardian daily report, alleging that a suspected Russian spy had been working in the Embassy for many years

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MOSCOW, August 3. /TASS/. The Russian Foreign Ministry knows nothing about a Russian woman, an employee of the US Embassy in Moscow, who allegedly worked for Russia’s intelligence service, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday.

"I don’t know who and what you are talking about," the diplomat said. "If there is some specific information, let them provide it to us, we will consider it. However, it is impossible to comment on such unsubstantiated allegations."

Meanwhile, the US Embassy in Moscow has declined to comment on a report published by the Guardian daily, which said that a suspected Russian spy had been working in the Embassy for many years.

"We do not comment on reports concerning the activities of special services and personnel issues. Nor do we have any comments on these assertions," the embassy’s press service said.

The Guardian earlier reported that a Russian woman, who worked "in the heart of the American Embassy in Moscow for more than a decade," "is understood to have had access to the agency’s Intranet and email systems, which gave her a potential window into highly confidential material, including the schedules of the president and vice-president."

According to the newspaper, the Russian national in question was dismissed last summer.

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