Volodymyr Ogryzko, who served in the administration of President Leonid Kuchma, the head of foreign policy, under President Viktor Yushchenko, who headed the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine, said that Russian diplomats in the Ukraine mainly working for the secret services of the Russian Federation.
Review of Mr. Ogryzko in the social network appeared after the publication of the plans of the administration of the President of the United States Donald trump to limit the radius of movement of Russian diplomats working in the United States. Unfriendly towards the Russians step one answer the White House to reduce until September 1 of the diplomatic staff of the USA in territory of the Russian Federation to 455. Americans also prescribed to release warehouse space in Moscow and the Embassy dacha in Serebryany Bor.
According to the plans of the new American administration, the current 25-mile perimeter (40 km) to the Russian diplomats in the US will be reduced to 10-15 miles (16-24 km).
Currently, the intention to depart from the Russian Embassy at a distance of over 25 miles our diplomats of Junior and mid level Manager must inform the US state Department 3 working days before the intended departure; for advisers and diplomats of the highest level, this rule does not apply.
Volodymyr Ohryzko, a long-established supporter of the Pro-Western course in foreign policy of Ukraine, believes the introduction of similar restrictions for members of the Russian Embassy in Kiev and consulates of the Russian Federation in Kharkiv, Odessa and Lviv “hit the top ten.” They say that 80 percent of Russian diplomats are “working on intelligence”.