While it doesn't justify what Russia is doing because it's deplorable, if the tables were turned yes, the United States would probably do the same thing. These two countries occasionally speak like they want to get along with one another, but at the end of the day, they exhibit enough behavior to make it clear that they don't.
The cold truth is, America would grant amnesty to anyone caught
betraying his country, if that country were Russia. Countries spy on one
another, and everyone knows it. We do not doubt that Russia spies on us, but
have no evidence to show the world. We would love to prove they spy, though,
and if anyone gave us evidence we would certainly do our best to support and
defend such a traitor.