MOSCOW, February 9. /TASS/. Moscow, in a note to the US Embassy, warned that it was unacceptable to use social media to interfere in Russia’s affairs and recruit Russian youth, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said at a press conference on Thursday.
According to him, Washington was warned about "the unacceptable aspects" of the use of social media to interfere in Russia’s internal affairs and was also informed that Moscow expected the US to take steps to address said concerns.
"A certain signal was sent making it clear that we weren’t comfortable with the ongoing recruitment, or, if we describe our American colleagues’ activities more precisely, attempts to invite Russian citizens, including youngsters, to consider the possibility of moving overseas, particularly for educational purposes. We are strongly opposed to this, and that is what the note was about," Ryabkov added.
A source close to the Russian Foreign Ministry’s leadership told TASS on Tuesday that a note demanding an end to attempts to interfere in Russia’s domestic affairs had been handed to the US Embassy in Moscow.