The FBI has a direct pressure on the Russian diplomats to prevent them from approaching the polling stations for the presidential elections in the US, which will take place on November 8. This was stated by the official representative of the foreign Ministry of Russia Maria Zakharova, reports TASS.
«I don’t know what’s going on with Washington: the hand of Moscow in all areas, «the Kremlin hackers,» leaks of classified information, the ban on Russian diplomats to get closer to polling stations. It got to the open intimidation of the staff of diplomatic institutions. So, the state Department memo recommended that the Russian representatives «themselves not to come to the polling stations», and the authorities of some States went even further and threatened with criminal prosecution. That is, even look at the voting procedure is impossible», – Zakharov wrote on Monday, November 7, on his page on the social network Facebook.
«In the last days there were facts of direct pressure on the Russian overseas agencies in the U.S. by FBI agents who with undisguised threat was given to understand that the us elections we should be interested in», – said the representative of the Russian foreign Ministry.
According to Zakharova, the Russian Embassy in Washington has already made a relevant submission to the state Department.