The Russian government has also been accused of attempting a coup in Montenegro, hacking the World Anti-Doping Agency and poisoning former spy Sergei Skripal in the UK in 2018.
The GRU was created in 1942 and survived the dissolution of the Soviet Union. It is currently, together with the Federal Security Service (SVR, for its acronym in Russian), one of the Russian agencies in charge of espionage abroad.
US pressures Mexico against Russia
The United States ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar, reproached this Thursday for the rapprochement of the Mexican Congress with Russia, for which he asked everyone to assume, “as a family”, the unanimous condemnation of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
“It seems to me that the Russian ambassador was here yesterday making a noise that Mexico and Russia were so close, and that, sorry, can never happen, can never happen,” Salazar said in the framework of the installation of the Mexico Friendship Group. -United States, in the Chamber of Deputies.
This Wednesday the Mexico-Russia Friendship group was installed in the Lower House, and the ambassador of that country, Víktor Koronelli, defended the military operation against Ukraine, to which Salazar sentenced: “we have to be in solidarity with Ukraine and against Russia”.
“When a family is attacked, if someone threatens the family, the family unites, here we speak of the Mexico-United States Friendship Group, there can be no differences, we have to do the same thing that the two countries did at that time of World War II,” added the US ambassador in a message to the press.
-With information from Carina García.