Yet another batch of Washington’s allegations about Russia’s meddling with the 2016 presidential elections in the United States is geared to spoil the atmosphere ahead of the upcoming Russian-US summit in Helsinki on July 16, the Russian foreign ministry said on Friday.
"Obviously, this discharge is geared to spoil the atmosphere ahead of the Russian-US summit. Now influential political forces in the United States, which are against normalization of relations between our countries and for two years have been indulging in vilifying Russia, are trying to get the most out of yet another fake matter that will be forgotten very soon," the ministry said.
It has become a routine practice with Washington to churn out fake information about Russia’s alleged interference, but sooner or later those who launched this campaign will have to take responsibility to the damage done to bilateral relations, the Russian foreign ministry said on Friday, commenting on yet another batch of anti-Russian accusations.
"It is regrettable that it has become a routine practice with Washington to multiplicate fake information and initiate criminal proceedings out of political motives. We have only one question: how long are they going to keep on making this shameful fuss that discredits the United States. Sooner or later, its initiators will have to take responsibility for the damage they have done and continue to do, in their selfish interests, to American democracy undermining trust in it," the ministry said.
On Friday, the US authorities brought charges in absentia against 13 supposed Russian military intelligence officers as part of investigation into alleged foreign interferences into the presidential elections in 2016.