Russia has accused the US of leaking financial information of Russian diplomats

The Russian foreign Ministry said that the BuzzFeed can get banking information on transactions of Russian dipuchrezhdeny only with the consent of the us authorities

The Russian foreign Ministry accused the US authorities in the organization leaked to the media confidential information about financial transactions based in the U.S. to Russian diplomats and demanded the punishment of those responsible.

The American news website BuzzFeed this week reported that us officials investigating the Kremlin’s meddling in the presidential election in the United States in 2016, has examined the financial transactions of the Russian diplomats.

The website gave details of several Bank transfers.

“It is obvious that this could not happen without the knowledge of the authorities [USA], – reads the statement of the Department of information and press of the Russian foreign Ministry. – In other words, the interference with the accounts of the Russian Embassy and its personnel with diplomatic immunity, in the hands of official Washington”.

The document notes that the transaction, information about which was leaked to BuzzFeed, it was the usual payments that have been represented as suspicious.

“Once again it must be noted that Washington did not provide adequate conditions for the functioning of diplomatic institutions of Russia. The pressure on them continues and is growing,” – said the foreign Ministry.

“We demand from the American authorities finally begin to fulfill their own national legislation and international obligations, to immediately stop the illegal dissemination of confidential information…and to bring to justice the perpetrators, including those who occupy relevant positions in the American state apparatus”, – reads the statement of the Russian foreign Ministry.