Kremlin discloses biography of ex-official suspected of espionage in support of US

Kremlin discloses biography of ex-official suspected of espionage in support of US

American TV-channel CNN earlier reported about “the most valuable informer of the American special services within the government agencies of the Russian Federation” who had been urgently evacuated in 2017 from Russia.

Press Secretary for the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov confirmed that Oleg Smolenkov had earlier worked with the Administration of the President. The media suspect Smolenkov of espionage in support of the U.S. With that, the representative of Kremlin says the arguments of the Western media - that report that the ex-official worked for the CIA and was urgently evacuated from Russia - are a pulp fiction, reports Ura.ru.

During his meeting with reporters, Dmitry Peskov said that Smolenkov was an employee of the Administration of the President and was fired a few years ago. His subsequent biography is unknown, as the authorities “do no deal with searches of people.” “Everything’s fine with work of the Russian counterintelligence,” the Press Secretary for the President stressed out.

American TV-channel CNN earlier reported about “the most valuable informer of the American special services within the government agencies of the Russian Federation” who had been urgently evacuated in 2017 from Russia. The name of the informer was not disclosed, however the Russian media reported it was about an employee of the Administration of the President Oleg Smolenkov. In 2017, he and his family set off for Montenegro on vacation and went missing.

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