Russia accuses US, UK, Canadian ambassadors of interfering in Russian state affairs
The US, British and Canadian ambassadors have been accused of interfering in Russian state affairs and summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry
Russian media reported the information.
In addition, the officials were accused of activities inconsistent with their diplomatic status.
"The ambassadors of the United States, Great Britain, and Canada have been summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry in connection with gross interference in the affairs of the Russian Federation and activities that do not correspond to their diplomatic status," the statement said.
Later media reported that the British ambassador had been served a note of protest over "unacceptable statements and claims made by London after the sentencing of journalist Kara-Murza." Russia emphasized that it considers attempts to "educate" the country on human rights to be unacceptable.
The Russian Foreign Ministry also noted that Kara-Murza's British citizenship is legally irrelevant in the Russian legal field.
The Moscow City Court sentenced public figure and publicist Vladimir Kara-Murza to 25 years in a maximum security prison on charges of treason, spreading false information about the Russian army and leading an undesirable organization.