Comment by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov on new anti-Russia accusations in the US
We are watching with regret how the US authorities continue to poison the atmosphere of Russian-American relations by bringing ever new groundless accusations against Russia, which certain other NATO countries would hurry to repeat at the command from Washington. Again, the Western public is being scared with “Russian hackers,” ascribing to them the “hacking” of computer networks all over the world.
Washington is doing its best to prevent the old invention about “Russian meddling in the US presidential election in 2016” from finally falling into pieces. So they are trying to bolster it up with new fakes and continue to deceive their own and the world public so as to create an additional pretext for sanctions and other measures to pressurise Russia.
Russia is used to these US methods but the purposeful fomenting of tensions in relations between nuclear powers and internationally is a dangerous path. Canada and those European countries that are devotedly catering to the US claims to world hegemony should also give thought to this.