The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia has promised to respond to possible sanctions from the United States, said the official representative of the Ministry Maria Zakharova at a briefing on Wednesday.
The Russian foreign Ministry believe that groundless charges against Russia’s alleged attempt to influence the U.S. presidential election were untrue. According to the head of the Department of information and press Maria Zakharova, the administration of incumbent President Barack Obama is intentionally spreading disinformation to justify the desire to play along with convenient for the candidate.
Also, the Agency fears that the Obama administration, which resigned in late January, plans to «behind the curtain» to spoil relations with Russia. It is also noted that Washington is trying to put pressure on Moscow, considering the possibility of expanding sanctions and other diplomatic methods of influence.
We remind you that the Washington Post had previously published material which refers to the discussion in the government of new restrictive measures against Russia related to alleged attempts by Moscow to influence the outcome of presidential elections in the United States.
In October, US intelligence agencies openly blamed Russia in connection with the hackers involved in hacking the servers of the US Democratic party and the election headquarters of Hillary Clinton in July 2016, which resulted in the internal correspondence of the Democratic party was in free accessible on the website Wikileaks. Vladimir Putin has denied the Russian involvement in the hacking, saying that the stolen information does not fit in the Russian interests.