Peskov denied reports about a “Russian trace” in the Qatari crisis

Dmitry Peskov

Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov called the untrue information about the availability of the “Russian trace” in the hacking of the servers of the news Agency in Qatar, RIA Novosti reported on Wednesday, June 7.

“Another fake,” — said Peskov, answering journalists on the issue.

Earlier, CNN, citing sources familiar with the investigation, said that us intelligence agencies suspect in the cyber attack Russian hackers, who allegedly posted a fake news alert that triggered the crisis in the relations of Qatar with its neighbors.

It was noted that the main purpose of the hacking was creating tension between the United States and its allies.

5 June Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE announced the rupture of diplomatic relations with Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting terrorist organisations, including the banned in Russia “Islamic state” (IG) and “al-Qaeda”, and in destabilizing the political situation in these Arab States. Later their decision was joined by Yemen, Libya, the Maldives and Mauritius.