Serhat TUNAR -TDO- Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mariya Zaharova claimed that representatives of the 'Anti-Corruption Foundation', founded by Russian activist Alexei Navalny and included in the list of foreign agents by the Russian Justice Ministry, were influence agents acting on behalf of NATO.
In a statement, Zaharova said: "There is a little nuance here. The format of the meeting is in the form of EU countries, the US and the UK. That means NATO, not the EU. Volkov and Ashurkov met with NATO and received instructions. I think they told them that they should not wait for autumn or summer that they should continue to confuse the situation in the country, because political and financial support has been provided to them."
Recalling that Volkov announced on February 4 that the 'Anti-Corruption Foundation' would decommission the protests and resume in the spring and summer, Zaharova continued her statements as follows: "However, yesterday, after a video conference meeting in Brussels, Volkov announced that a new protest action was planned for February 14. Apparently, NATO instructed Volkov and Ashurkov to take the protests to an earlier date."