16 september

Embassy Statement Regarding Yahoo News 'Exclusive: Russia carried out a 'stunning' breach of FBI communications system, escalating the spy game on U.S. soil'

The extensive crisis of the Russiagate that broke out after the Mueller’s report jeopardized the entire long-term Russophobic campaign in the U.S. media fueled by the so-called "expert community." The artificial and purely domestic political “assignment” to smear Russia and unrestrained sanction hysteria are becoming clear. At the same time, certain circles of the Washington establishment cannot put up with the prospects of normalizing bilateral relations. Gradual restoration of Russia-U.S. dialogue on a number of pressing international issues most likely causes strong rejection on their side. One cannot misinterpret the response of the “deep state” representatives, whose fabrications laid the foundation of the Yahoo News publication. Once again Russian diplomats were targeted by their fake "exposures".

The authors never cited a single fact and provided zero evidence of the Russian citizens violating any U.S. norms and laws. Moreover, a number of groundless accusations against diplomats and their family members listed in the article pose a direct threat to their safety. We intend to request clarification from the U.S. Department of State since such provocative publications can lead to acts of violence against the Embassy staff and their close ones.

It all points to the chronic inability of the host country to provide normal working conditions for our diplomatic mission. Earlier, no apologies were made to the Embassy and its employees for the release of their banking information (via BuzzFeed). The U.S. no longer complies with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations in its affairs with official representatives of other states.
We couldn’t but take note of this clumsy attempt to justify the seizure of Russian diplomatic property through spy hysteria. This is a new chapter in the story for which Washington should be ashamed of. Originally the administration justified its actions by “the Russian meddling in the elections”. Now this "theory" is falling apart right before our eyes. That is why they are forced to make up fables.