The state Department complained about surveillance of American diplomats in Russia

The U.S. state Department spokesman Elizabeth Trudeau said about the concern, what is the attitude in Russia to the American diplomats and consulates in the past two years. Transcript of briefing Trudeau is on the Department’s website.

“In particular, the harassment and surveillance of our diplomatic staff in Moscow from the security services and the road police significantly increased,” — said Trudeau. She also reported that the state Department expressed its concern about this situation at the highest level. “As we have said earlier, we find it unacceptable,” added Trudeau.

On the question of whether it affirms “specific incident” with American diplomats in Saint Petersburg, Trudeau responded that he would not speak on this subject.