Russia says allegations that 13 of its citizens and three Russian companies intervene in the presidential election in the United States in 2016 are "nonsense."
In the presence of dozens of world leaders attending the Munich Security Conference, Germany, this weekend, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov questioned the evidence presented by the US Department of Justice and special investigator Robert Mueller.
"I have no comment whatsoever because anyone can publish what he wants. We can see how the accusations, statements and claims have increased. Until we can see the facts, they are just nonsense. Sorry, I do not use a more diplomatic language, "said Lavrov.
The investigation by Robert Mueller shows how Russia is trying to influence politics in America through cyberspace. The accusations against the Russian citizen suggest that the Russian government's propaganda part of the conspiracy of spying and crime to influence the 2016 presidential election, by supporting Donald Trump and lowering rival Hillary Clinton.
The accusations have added to the tension in the three-day meeting held in Munich.
Lavrov's presence on the podium, Saturday (17/2), was soon followed by the US National Security Advisory, HR McMaster, who responded with a strong response.
"America will reveal and crack down on people who use cyberspace, social media and other ways to launch a campaign of disinformation, subversion and espionage," McMaster said.
McMaster added , America will support Russia's proposal to hold a dialogue on cybersecurity, but only if Russia will actually act honestly and stop its interference in democratic processes in the western world.
Former US vice-president Joe Biden, also present at Munich said the western world must fight the Russian interference. "Russian President Vladimir Putin is aware of the long-term impact of such behavior, which will only harm his current profits," said Joe Biden. [ii/vm]