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Kremlin accuses US senators of trying to meddle in Interpol election

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call: "... This is probably a certain kind of interference in the electoral process of an international organisation."

Russian President Vladimir Putin. (File)
Russian President Vladimir Putin. (File)

The Kremlin said on Tuesday that a statement by a group of U.S. senators opposing the election of a Russian candidate to head international police organisation Interpol amounted to election meddling.

Interpol is due to elect a new head on Nov. 21 and four U.S. senators, including Marco Rubio, published a joint statement on Monday urging the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump to oppose the candidacy of Russia’s Alexander Prokopchuk.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call: “… This is probably a certain kind of interference in the electoral process of an international organisation.”