Russian diplomats contacted supporters Donald trump and Hillary Clinton during the presidential campaign in the United States, but these are the “diplomatic routine”. This opinion was expressed by the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova in the program “Sunday evening” on TV channel “Russia 1”.
She explained that the contacts with trump was on the line of the Russian Embassy. “We have active in this sense, the Ambassador, he met with the senators was the Senate Republicans. Not only the Ambassador met and had contacts with people who supported trump. Just to understand what is coming, what is the agenda” — said Zakharov (hereinafter, quoted by TASS).
To the question about contacts with Clinton, foreign Ministry spokesman replied that its supporters repeatedly came to Moscow. “Nor that of any other case we did not attach any great importance to it, because it is the normal conduct <…>, diplomatic routine”, she added.
Zakharova said that in understanding the foreign “contacts” and “campaign headquarters” is “things blurry”. On the question of why this caused resentment in the United States, Zakharov suggested that people who work in the headquarters, is “the stuff that Holy of holies of this newlinemode and can say, even, on the contrary, vulnerability candidate.”
After the announcement of the election results, Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that Moscow is in contact with the team at trump during the election campaign. He explained that a number of people “who are called members in his entourage”, had maintained contacts with Russian officials. Ryabkov called it “the working moments”
Later, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow had maintained contacts with the headquarters, Hillary Clinton, and with the headquarters of Donald trump. He described these contacts as “quite natural, quite normal.”However, a spokesman for trump hope Hicks, dismissed the allegations and said the lack of contacts with Moscow.
During the campaign, Clinton has repeatedly accused trump that he has “ties with Russia”. Moscow denied any opportunity to influence American elections. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin at the end of October called “complete nonsense and nonsense” claims that trump can be seen as the Russian favorite in this race