Finland, Russia have no serious problems in their relations — top diplomatWorld February 27, 21:49
Brazil's joyful carnivalSociety & Culture February 27, 21:30
Syrian opposition has no dialog partner seeking peace — chief negotiatorWorld February 27, 20:37
About 40 Arctic projects may be in Russia's Yamal backbone zone — governorBusiness & Economy February 27, 19:28
Russian Defense Ministry forms special purpose division near MoscowMilitary & Defense February 27, 19:13
Russian frigate in Mediterranean to deliver no strikes on terrorists in Syria — sourceMilitary & Defense February 27, 18:54
First stage of Arkhangelsk deepwater port to go operational by 2025Business & Economy February 27, 18:45
Cairo group says military option in Syria 'ruled out' after recapture of AleppoWorld February 27, 18:31
Communication breakdown between Russia and EU deters fight against real threats — MPRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 27, 17:40
MOSCOW, April 12 /ITAR-TASS/. Amidst the anti-Russian campaign in the United States after the latest events in Ukraine “someone is trying to embellish the American security services” and blaming Russia for lack of cooperation in investigating their activities before and during the Boston Marathon bombings, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said in a statement on Saturday, April 12, following U.S. media reports about a leaked “internal report” prepared by the American intelligence community.
“Citing unnamed sources, this document, the open part of which is to be published on April 15, says that Russia has been blamed for being ‘uncooperative’,” he said.
“It’s hard for us to understand why such concoctions are being spread if we had a detailed discussion with the American side on all the circumstances of this case, including via information exchanges between the relevant services. Russian competent bodies had provided their U.S. colleagues with information on Tamerlan Tsarnayev [the main suspect in the case] long before the terrorist act, but it was not properly considered for a number of reasons. We organised a special briefing for members of the U.S. Congress who visited Moscow in June of last year to give answers to their questions,” the spokesperson said.
“We do not rule out that against the background of the anti-Russian campaign launched in the United States in connection with the events in Ukraine and Crimea someone is trying to embellish the American security services that overlooked the preparation of the terrorist act,” he said.
“It seems they are trying to shift the responsibility for their mistakes to us. If this is so, this is a bad example which will further undermine trust that is so vital for solving common tasks in combating international terrorism,” Lukashevich said.