The United States requested the departure of a Russian official who works at the United Nations whom he accuses of espionage, a source from the US embassy to the organization told AFP, which adds to the expulsion of 12 officials from the Russian mission to the UN.
“On February 28, the United States also began the process to request the departure of a Russian intelligence agent working in the United States who has abused his residency privilege.” in the country, confirmed the US mission, a demand that occurs in the midst of the Russian war in Ukraine.
On Monday, the United States announced the expulsion also for “espionage” of 12 of the hundred members of the Russian mission in the UNa measure denounced shortly after by Moscow as a “hostile action”, in the midst of an open crisis between the powers over the war in Ukraine.
The US mission to the United Nations said in a brief statement that the 12 Russian delegates are “intelligence agents” who “abused their residence privileges” in the host country by carrying out “espionage activities contrary to our national security.”
The spokesman for the UNStephane Dujarric, limited himself to confirming that the day before they had received information from the US mission and refused to comment on it.
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