In the United States complained about the difficulties of surveillance of Russian spies

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The United States has become more difficult to resist Russian spies. About this Reuters said former and current us officials.

“The difficulty lies in the technical means that can be used,” explained one of the interlocutors of the Agency. According to the report, the FBI monitors the movements and communications of foreign intelligence, but difficulties are created by the expansion of the Russian presence and the emergence of commercially available encrypted communications.

Reuters sources believe that Washington’s decision to expel Russian diplomats 60 will not prevent Moscow to conduct intelligence activities, because “other agents have already infiltrated U.S. companies, schools and even government.” According to them, the secret services of Russia, like the US, continue to use embassies and consulates as a cover, but now also recruit immigrants and Americans, create front companies, send their agents to short-term travel.

According to one of the officials to the decision to expel Russian diplomats in the United States had more than 100 spies of Moscow. The other believes that this number is constantly changing, but the average is “150 or so”.

On March 26, the United States declared persona non grata 60 Russian diplomats and decided to close the Consulate General in Seattle in connection with the poisoning of the former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the UK. The deportation is called “removal of officials”.

A similar decision in respect of a number of employees of diplomatic missions of Russia announced Australia, Ukraine, Canada and more than a dozen European countries.

Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia was discovered unconscious in a Park in British Salisbury on 4 March. As it turned out, they were poisoned with nerve agent. London has accused Russia, Moscow rejects the allegations.

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