Lavrov called “flattering” accusations of Russia’s involvement in hacking attacks on the United States
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov called “flattering” the US charges about Russian involvement in hacking attacks on mail servers citizens and political organizations in this country, but he believes the accusations are unproven.
The corresponding statement Lavrov made in an interview with CNN. “It’s certainly flattering to be awarded such attention, especially for the country that President Obama called a regional power“, – he said.
At the same time, the diplomat called the accusations against Russia “ridiculous” and groundless. “Now everyone in the United States say that Russia is interfering in the presidential campaign (in the US). But we have not seen a single fact, no evidence”, he said.
In early September, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said that the potential Russian intervention in U.S. elections is a serious threat. She explained that is referring to the recent “credible reports of Russian interference in our elections,” and referred to the hacking of e-mails of the national Committee Democrats in July.
In early October the Minister of national security Jay Johnson warnedthat the presidential election voting system States will undergo large-scale hacker attack.
A week later, October 7, Washington officially accused Russia of hacking the servers of the US Democratic party. “The U.S. intelligence community believes that the Russian government ordered about the recent break-ins of electronic communications of individuals and institutions, including political organizations of the USA”, – emphasized in a statement the Ministry of homeland security and office of the Director of national intelligence.
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov called on similar charges, previously unheard in the American media about Russia, “absolutely unfounded.” In early September, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Russian government was not involved in hacking attacks on the Democratic party of the United States, which was published thousands of electronic documents. In an interview with Bloomberg, the Russian leader said: “I Want you to tell me about it definitely absolutely nothing is known, and at the state level, Russia never engaged.”