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Russia summons US ambassador over election interference: TASS

On Thursday, the US Embassy spokesperson took to Twitter to criticize Russia’s “expansion of its restrictive ‘foreign agents’ legislation.”

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US Ambassador to Moscow, John Sullivan, was summoned to the country’s foreign ministry on Friday, Russia’s TASS news agency reported.

Sullivan was reportedly at the Foreign Ministry for around 20 minutes. No reason for the summon has been stated, but TASS cited a diplomatic source saying the move was over “US interference in Russia’s elections.”

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Al Arabiya English has reached out to the State Department for comment.

On Thursday, the US Embassy spokesperson took to Twitter to criticize Russia’s “expansion of its restrictive ‘foreign agents’ legislation.”

The move was a “blatant effort to further excessively monitor and restrict the freedom of expression for independent media and voices,” Jason Rebholz said.

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