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Russia has pledged full-blown assistance to its nationals accused of spying in the United States, saying it will ask for all information needed in connection with the incident.
At a news conference, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman refused to elaborate on the ongoing spy row between Russia and the U.S. But he did make it clear that all Russians abroad could count on support from the government.
Andrei Nesterenko, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman, said, "Regarding the protection of Russian citizens abroad, this is the holy obligation of our diplomatic missions and consulates in every country.If someone requires that kind of help, then we of course provide them with full assistance and we will insist on the necessity to provide us with the full information of what really happened."
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