There are the officers of the external intelligence among the representatives of the Russian diplomatic missions expelled by the western countries. Sergey Naryshkin, the Head of Foreign Intelligence Service claimed this as RIA News reported.
‘There are the officers of our service among the workers of the Foreign Ministry’, Naryshkin said.
According to him, ‘there are not many of them, they provided the security of the Russian embassies’.
Head of Foreign Intelligence Service added that among the expelled diplomats ‘there were people officially represented in that countries as the workers of the Foreign Intelligence Service and they provided the interactions with the special service of that countries through so-called partnership channel’.
As it was reported about 30 countries of the world announced the expulsion of 144 workers of the Russian diplomatic missions in the response to the chemical attack in Salisbury. Ukraine also joined the sanctions and claimed the expulsion of 13 diplomats.