MOSCOW, 8 Feb – RIA Novosti. Western countries continue to take aggressive steps to interfere in internal Russian affairs, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Monday.
“The Polish Permanent Mission to the European Union held an online meeting with representatives of the so-called Russian opposition, we are talking about (the head of the network of regional” Navalny headquarters “Leonid) Volkov and (FBK Executive Director * Vladimir) Ashurkov – this is the very person who was captured in the footage communication with the British special services, discussing the issue of financing a number of projects, one of which was aimed at discrediting the Russian banking system to please British banks. It was with these people that a conference was held today at the site of Poland's permanent mission to the EU, “Zakharova said on the air of the TV channel. Russia 1”.
“There was not only Poland and not only the EU countries – there were more than 20 of them, but the United States and Britain joined in. Here you are, what our so-called Western partners are doing: in this way they continue their illegal, illegal, aggressive offensive against us. self-exposure of the West, “- said the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
Zakharova, citing as an example the meeting of the British ambassador with a member of the FBK *, previously stated that Russian diplomats do not allow themselves meetings with the opposition and intelligence services of other countries, unlike foreign colleagues. Earlier, the RT TV channel published a video of a conversation between FBK executive director * Vladimir Ashurkov and an employee of the British embassy, whom the FSB considers an MI6 agent. It is noted that in the 2012 recording, Ashurkov, the FBK * executive director, requests information from the British special services.
* The Anti-Corruption Foundation is included by the Russian Ministry of Justice in the register of NGOs performing the functions of a foreign agent.