WASHINGTON — The directors of Russia’s three main intelligence and espionage agencies all traveled to the U.S. capital in recent days, in what observers said was a highly unusual occurrence coming at a time of heightened U.S.-Russian tensions.
Russia’s ambassador to the United States had earlier confirmed that Sergei Naryshkin, the head of the foreign intelligence service SVR, was in Washington in recent days to meet with U.S. officials about terrorism and other matters.
But the presence of the two other chiefs — Aleksandr Bortnikov, director of the Federal Security Service, or FSB, and Lieutenant General Igor Korobov, chief of Russian General Staff’s Main Intelligence Directorate, or GRU — was not previously known.
The Washington Post said January 31 that Bortnikov and Korobov came to the U.S. capital last week, and that Bortnikov had met with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, as did Naryshkin.
It wasn’t clear who Korobov may have …
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