Russia denies suspects have acted against US interests
The suspects arrested for alleged spying in the United States have committed no kind of activity directed against US interests, the Russian foreign ministry said Tuesday.
"We are talking about Russian citizens who came to the United States at different times," the ministry said in its latest statement on the scandal.
"They have not committed any kind of actions directed against the interests of the United States," it added.
It called on the US authorities to guarantee consular access from Russian officials for the suspects.
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