The West is engaged in an active campaign to demonize Russia. This was stated by Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Ryabkov, his words RIA Novosti reported.
“Anti-Russian hysteria in the West, especially in the context of our alleged interference in elections in several countries, has reached such a scale that simply dismiss it does not work” — said the diplomat. According to him, this is evidence of the careful planning of this campaign.
Ryabkov also noted that during the reign of the previous President Barack Obama, the US threatened Russia with cyber attacks on infrastructure. “Washington, through Pentagon contractors, has become the largest player in the market of so-called exploits — program vulnerabilities that facilitate hacking penetration”, — said Ryabkov. He stressed that the threats were not directly, but through leaks in the media.
Russia has repeatedly accused of meddling in the US presidential election. Such statements, in particular, contained in the published in January, declassified part of the report, which was prepared by us intelligence agencies. It said that Putin personally instructed to arrange a campaign to discredit the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and win the Republican Donald trump. Moscow has consistently denied the charges.