MOSCOW, August 31. /Basereporter.com/. Information about banking transactions of the Russian Embassy in the United States hit in the media without the direct support of U.S. intelligence. About this to journalists on Friday, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, commenting on the publication on the Internet portal Buzzfeed confidential information banking transactions of the Russian diplomatic mission.
“Again faced with a situation when the representatives of the American media receive confidential information on the financial operations of our employees, obviously, without the direct support of the US secret services,” – said the diplomat. As said Zakharov, disclosing relevant information, “official Washington in fact is the violation of the secrecy of banking information and the disclosure of personal data that contradicts American law and practice”.
The Russian foreign Ministry believe that such materials are produced with the purpose to enter the “conspiracy theory around the routine of remittances and transfer of funds by returning employees of the [Russian] foreign institutions” in the information campaign about the alleged Russian interference in the US presidential elections in 2016.
“We demand from the United States to stop violating its own national law and international obligations, to prevent unauthorized dissemination of confidential information affecting the interests of the Russian Federation and its citizens, and to bring to responsibility all those responsible, including officials”, – said Zakharov.
The diplomat drew attention that violations of the Washington Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations has gained a regular. “The U.S. authorities are once again showing a complete inability to provide normal conditions for work in their country to representatives of foreign States. Unfortunately, failure to comply with the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations of 1961 has become systemic,” she said.