Russia denies releasing sensitive emails, rejects allegations of meddling in US elections

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that everybody is saying that it is Russia which is running the US election, but we haven't seen a single proof.

By: AP | Moscow | Published:October 12, 2016 5:52 pm
Russia, US election, Russia Hacking, US election Russia Hacking, Russian meddling US elections, Russian Meddling in US election, Vladimir Putin,  Us Election and Cyber terrorism, Cyber crime and US elections, latest news, International news, World news Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said nobody has giver nay fact or proof that Russua has been trying to influence the US elections. (Source: AP)

Russian officials have vigorously rejected accusations of meddling in the US presidential elections and dismissed allegations that Moscow was behind a series of recent hacks on US institutions. “Everybody in the United States is saying that it is Russia which is running the (US) presidential election,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with television channel CNN on Wednesday.

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“We have not seen a single fact, a single proof,” he said. The US last week accused Russia of coordinating the theft and disclosure of emails from the Democratic National convention and other institutions and individuals in the US to influence the result of the election.

President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Vladimir Peskov, told reporters Wednesday that such claims were “absurd” and said Russia remains committed to efforts to combat cyberterrorism.