China News Agency, Moscow, February 7 (Reporter Tian Bing) Russian media reported on the 7th that the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs submitted a diplomatic note to the US embassy in Russia on the same day, asking the US to stop interfering in Russia's internal affairs.
Russian media such as TASS and RIA Novosti quoted sources from the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying that the Russian Foreign Ministry handed over a formal diplomatic note to the US Embassy in Russia on the 7th, asking the US to stop acts that are inconsistent with the status of its diplomatic missions. Interference in Russia's internal affairs.
According to the report, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that despite Russia’s repeated warnings, including the diplomatic note submitted on December 9, 2022, the US diplomatic missions continued to engage in malicious activities in the information cyberspace, targeting the leaders of the countries where they were stationed. Speech, and dissemination of false information about the armed forces of the Russian Federation, which is already a criminal offense.
According to sources, the Russian side warned the US diplomats not to attempt to conduct destructive work and recruit "influential agents" to achieve the purpose of spreading discord in Russian society and inciting dissent against the country.
Otherwise, regardless of their position, the diplomats involved will be expelled from the country.
Sources said that on January 30, the Russian side has warned the new US ambassador to Russia, Lynn Tracy, that she must strictly abide by Russian laws and stop activities that violate the relevant provisions of the Russian Federation government and the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
The US embassy in Russia announced on January 26 that Lynn Tracy, the first female US ambassador to Russia, had arrived in Moscow to assume her new post.
On January 30, Lynn Tracy went to the Russian Foreign Ministry to submit a copy of her credentials and met with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov for the first time.