Kommersant: the U.S. turned to Russia with requests about the hacker attacks on the eve of elections


MOSCOW, may 21. /TASS/. USA has twice turned to Russia with requests about the hacker attacks in November 2016 and at the beginning of the current year. About it in interview to the newspaper “Kommersant” said Deputy Secretary of security Council of Russia Oleg Temples.

“The first request came a week before the November elections… the Second request contained additional information came only at the beginning of this year. He was promptly given a detailed response,” said Temples, noting that the first request of the Russian party requested additional information as to the data included in it, no specifics.

In Moscow at the highest level have repeatedly rejected allegations that Russia tried to interfere in election processes in the United States. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin on 27 October 2016, speaking at a meeting of the International discussion club “Valdai”, ranked the talk about the Russian influence on the election of the President of the United States as “a mythical invented problem” and called them “hysteria.”

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov repeatedly stated that fatigue reports about the “Russian interference in the election of the USA”. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov 9 January 2017 commenting on the conclusions of us intelligence, called them “baseless” and “Amateur”; in Moscow “really tired” from such a “witch hunt,” added Sands.

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