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Attempts to Claim Putin Personally Involved in US Elections Foolish - Lavrov

Sputnik News

18:24 15.12.2016(updated 18:26 15.12.2016)

Journalists' attempts to claim that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally interfered in the US presidential election are "foolish and pointless," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday when asked to comment respective NBC channel statement

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Earlier on Thursday, NBC News claimed citing unnamed US intelligence officials that Putin was allegedly personally involved in cyberattacks that impacted the 2016 presidential election.

In response to the publication, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow considers such reports a "funny nonsense."

"I was simply stunned when I saw this so-called 'news' on the screen. I can't even add anything. In my opinion, it is obviously foolish and pointless to try and convince anyone of such thing," Lavrov said as cited on the official website of the ministry.


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