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The Kremlin claims that Russian espionage examines the case of the alleged mole

September 11, 2019

MOSCOW, Sep 11 (Reuters / EP) –

The Kremlin has acknowledged on Wednesday that the intelligence services are examining the case of the alleged US spy in the dome of Russian power, although for now it has merely confirmed the existence of a former employee that matches the name appeared in the media .

The US network CNN reported on Monday that the United States had taken a spy in 2017 with access to even the documents that could be on the table of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The newspaper 'Kommersant' identified him the next day as Oleg Smolenskov, who disappeared in 2017 with his family during a holiday in Montenegro.

“I can only confirm that this employee existed, that he was fired, and we don't know if he was a spy or not,” said Kremlin spokesman Dimitri Peskov. “It's a question for Intelligence services,” which “are doing their job,” he added in statements to journalists.

New information has been added to the chain of suspicions, which ensures that the alleged CIA informant had provided information on Russian interference in the 2016 elections in the United States. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Riabkov has labeled this version a lie, according to Interfax news agency.