Putin briefs Merkel, Hollande on steps to implement Syrian ceasefireRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 20:39
Putin, Merkel, Hollande agree to give fresh impetus to Normandy Four activitiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 20:26
Russian Eurobonds may be floated in spring 2017 — finance ministerBusiness & Economy January 18, 19:48
Russia, Turkey report 14 ceasefire breaches in Syria per dayWorld January 18, 19:17
Analyst believes removal of sanctions can be political bargaining chip with RussiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 18:45
Arctic Forum’s task is to change perception of region as source of raw material — officialBusiness & Economy January 18, 18:28
OPEC revises Russia’s oil production outlook downward by 110,000 bpd in 2017Business & Economy January 18, 18:20
OSCE says preparations for talks on Transnistria to begin in near futureWorld January 18, 18:15
About 1,500 officials may attend Arctic ForumBusiness & Economy January 18, 17:38
MOSCOW, January 28. /TASS/. US ambassador to Russia, John Tefft, on Wednesday refused to comment on the progress of a case over three Russian citizens charged with espionage in the US.
"I cannot comment on an ongoing investigation," he wrote on the US embassy page on the Russian VKontakte social network. "But I could possibly recommend you to turn to the full text of the US Department of Justice’s press release that dwells on many of the issues in detail."
On Tuesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry told Washington it was inadmissible to stage secret service provocations against Russian representatives. Moscow demanded that the Russian consular workers in the US be given immediate access to the deputy chief of the Russian Vnesheconombank office, Yevgeny Buryakov, who was arrested in Bronx on Monday.Like another two workers of Russian diplomatic missions in New York, Buryakov is accused of gathering intelligence data on the possible new US banking sanctions against the Russian banking and financial sector and on the alternative sources of energy being developed by American corporations.
"On the face of it, the Americans haven’t presented any facts to substantiate for their charges," Russian Foreign Ministry’s official spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said.
"We insist on stopping a chain of provocations against Russian representatives unleashed by the US secret services, on granting unconditional access to Yevgeny Buryakov, and on an unambiguous observance of the rights of the Russian citizen and on his release from detention," Lukashevich said.