Zakharov: Russian intervention in elections in the West has exhausted itself

MOSCOW, December 22. /TASS/. The theme of alleged Russian interference in the elections in Europe and the United States has exhausted itself. This was stated by the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova in the program “60 minutes” on TV channel “Russia 1”.

“As for the endless themes of Russian intervention in elections in a variety of ways, supposedly [it was] hackers allegedly using the media, let’s see how this topic is itself, in principle, exhausted, she said. – Before talking about the unconditional intervention of Russia. Then they started to talk about what today also was repeatedly mentioned by the [Minister of foreign Affairs of great Britain] Boris Johnson at a press conference, not that there was interference and that this interference had no action, was not successful. Then they all moved on to discuss the lack of evidence”.

“Therefore the theme, of course, already eroding, evidence also have no, obviously, and nobody is trying to insist on it. So I think that this topic is damped because there is no concrete evidence about anything again today, said the head of the British foreign office,” – said Zakharov.

The foreign Ministers of Russia and great Britain Sergey Lavrov and Boris Johnson at the press conference following the talks on Friday raised the issue of alleged Russian interference in the elections in Europe and the United States. Lavrov stressed that no evidence of such charges is not. According to Johnson, although the intervention was not successful, the fact is confirmed with the “plenty of evidence”.