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Russia: 'Spy' case regretful

An apparent attempt by a US diplomat to recruit a Russian agent for the CIA was "regretful" and has not helped relations between the two countries, a spokesman for the Russian President said.

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Russia: Attempt to recruit spy is a 'provocative action'

The Russian foreign ministry has described the alleged attempt of a US diplomat to recruit a Russian intelligence officer as a "provocative action".

Such provocative actions in the spirit of the Cold War will by no means promote the strengthening of mutual trust.

– russian foreign ministry

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