Slutsky called ridiculous charges 13 Russians meddling in U.S. elections

MOSCOW, February 17. /TASS/. The Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky called the nonsense put forward by the U.S. justice Department charges against 13 Russians of interference in the American elections in 2016.

“Charges 13 Russians meddling in American elections, obviously, is part of the Russophobic campaign and hysteria, in prosperous Western society. While all this is unfounded, absolutely ridiculous and it seems nonsense,” he told reporters on Saturday. The MP thus asks the question, “how 13 people could help to influence the will of the over 300 million population of America, with its huge state machine and the billions of dollars invested in elections.” “A story right out of a Hollywood crime Comedy with rehashed called “13 friends of Putin” probably” – ironically said the head of the Committee.

Earlier, the U.S. government official charges against 13 persons and three entities in Russia for alleged involvement in the intervention in the American presidential election of 2016. Relevant documents released on Friday, the U.S. Department of justice.

Among the accused, the entrepreneur Yevgeny Prigozhin and “online research”.