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Defense / Russia

U.S. Envoy to Russia Levels Hacking Charges Against State-Run TV

March 30, 2012

U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael A. McFaul confronted a camera crew from state-controlled Russian television Thursday, suggesting that they had accessed his schedule by hacking his e-mail or his telephone, The New York Times reports.

The ambassador engaged in a five-minute debate with a reporter from NTV, which has produced harsh reports attacking the U.S. in recent months.

He asked how reporters had learned about his meeting with Lev Ponamaryov, a human rights campaigner and opposition figure, which was not a matter of public record.

 

“This is against the Geneva Convention, if you are going to receive my information from my telephone or from my Blackberry,” McFaul said.

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