Russia surprised by 'clumsy' US spying

2013-05-15 20:07
(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Moscow - The Kremlin is surprised by the "crude and clumsy" espionage activities of the United States in Russia, after a suspected CIA operative was caught trying to recruit a Russian agent, a senior advisor to President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.

"To say the least, we are surprised by the extremely crude and clumsy recruitment" that came after pledges by both sides to improve co-operation, said Putin's foreign policy advisor Yuri Ushakov, quoted by ITAR-TASS.

He added Russian national security chief Nikolai Patrushev would travel to the US from 20 to 21 May, possibly carrying a message from Putin to President Barack Obama.

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