MOSCOW, 29 Jul — RIA Novosti. The Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev has declared, that will ask my colleagues from the Commission on noninterference to analyze the available statistics on programs of assistance of Russia, commenting on the statement of former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul on U.S. non-interference in elections in Russia.
Previously, McFaul said in his Twitter account that he considers the Russian response to US sanctions unfair, because “the United States did not intervene in the elections in Russia”.
“Be sure to ask our colleagues in the Senate interim Commission on non-intervention to analyze the statistics they collect, and from this angle of view, and what proportion of the American (at the same time and EU) assistance programs for Russia since the’ 90s, was carried out on the territory of our country in coordination and cooperation with the Russian authorities and which is in the “to bestow,” wrote the Senator on his page in Facebook.
According to Kosachev, there are two “noble and pure” forms of assistance to other States in development. “When a state assists another state in the framework of the agreed programs (including with the involvement of NGOs, why not). And when non-governmental organizations share experiences and resources with the same partners, but at the expense of their own, and not derived from the state funds,” he said.
The Senator also distinguishes a third form of “impure and base” — when the state allocates state budget funds to their departments and NGOs on the development of other countries, without coordinating with other state goals, formats, and scope of such programs.
“This third form — government/your NGO/NGOs someone else – is always and by definition should be classified as interference in the internal Affairs of another state. Even when it is held under the most noble slogans,” he added.
The Russian foreign Ministry on Friday urged the United States until September 1 to bring the number of diplomats and diplomatic missions in mechanics of the Russian Federation in accordance with the number of employees of the Russian diplomatic missions in the United States. In addition, Russia from August 1 to suspend the use of the U.S. Embassy in Russia warehouse space on a Traffic street in Moscow and the Embassy dacha in Serebryany Bor. These measures were a response to anti-Russian policy and developed new anti-sanctions from the United States.
Earlier, the American special services have accused Russia of hacking into the computers of the National Committee of the US Democratic party. On this basis, they concluded that “Russian interference” in the elections. Russia has repeatedly denied the allegations, press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov called them “completely unfounded”.