Russian President Vladimir Putin said that cadres of the US Central Intelligence Agency worked in the Russian government in the mid-1990s after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Putin added – during a meeting of a council specialized in the development of civil society – that “these spies were later held criminally accountable for their participation in the privatization processes that took place in Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union.”
He continued, “In the early 2000s, I purged everyone, but in the mid-nineties cadres of the CIA, as it turned out late, were working as advisers and officials in the Russian government,” noting that these They violated US legislation by participating in privatization in Russia.
In another context, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova considered the London High Court’s decision to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States as “shameful.”
“This shameful verdict in the context of a political case against a journalist and a public figure is another manifestation of the cannibal view of the Anglo-Saxon world, at a time when the West is worthy of celebrating International Human Rights Day and the conclusion of the Summit of Democracy,” Zakharova wrote.
The Russian “Novosti” news agency reported that Christophe Deloire, Secretary-General of the International “Reporters Without Borders” organization, announced that his organization condemns the London court’s decision.
“We condemn today’s decision by the High Court of London to allow Julian Assange to be extradited to the United States, which will prove historic for all the wrong reasons,” Delaware wrote on his Twitter page.
“We are convinced that Julian Assange has fallen victim to his contributions to the press,” he added.
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