Russia accused of intimidating US consulate staff with Ukraine war spying charges

Robert Shonov is escorted into Lefortovo district court in Moscow, Russia, in May. The US state department has said the spy charges against him are an attempt at intimidation. The United States has accused Moscow of attempting to intimidate and harass US employees, after Russian state media reported that a former US consulate worker had been charged with collecting information on the war in Ukraine and other issues for Washington.

The FSB security service has accused Robert Shonov, a Russian national, of relaying to US embassy staffers in Moscow information on how Russia’s conscription campaign was affecting political discontent ahead […]

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