Soviets accuse Canada of provocation over 'spies'
Ottawa — Soviet-Canadian relations have suffered severely because of Canada's expulsion of three Soviet officials it accuses of spying against the United States, a Soviet Embassy spokesman said Tuesday. Press attache Igor Lobanov denied that the three officials were spies and accused Canada of provocation.
"The aim is very evident, to help others to help bring the world back to the cold war time . . .," Mr. Lobanov told Reuters.